Oil Sands

Media Release

Pembina reacts to CNRL’s application to resume oilsands operations while bitumen continues to leak near Cold Lake, Alberta

Erin Flanagan, Analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s (CNRL) application to resume steaming operations near areas experiencing on-going bitumen-emulsion releases:

“CNRL should not be allowed to increase high pressure cyclic steam stimulation (HPCSS) in proximity to the areas impacted by blowouts in 2013 until the Alberta Energy Regulator investigation is complete, the results have been made public and interested parties have had an opportunity to comment on recommendations arising from the investigation. It is premature to debate additional production until this report is complete and has been subject to public review.

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Media Release

Pembina reacts to federal approval of Shell Jackpine mine expansion

CALGARY — Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, made the following comments in response to the release of the federal government’sdecision statement for the Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion project: Read more about Pembina reacts to federal approval of Shell Jackpine mine expansion

Call for Input

Joint Review Panel for Pierre River Mine Project Invites Applications for Interested Party Status

Initiative: 
Pierre River Mine Project
Deadline: 
17 Jan 2014

From the CEAA website:

December 5, 2013 – The Joint Review Panel for the proposed Pierre River Mine project near Fort McMurray is inviting persons to apply for Interested Party status. Read more about Joint Review Panel for Pierre River Mine Project Invites Applications for Interested Party Status

Call for Input

Public Notice: Joint Review Panel for Pierre River Mine Project Invites Public Comment on Additional Information

Initiative: 
Pierre River Mine Project
Deadline: 
17 Jan 2014

From the CEAA website:

November 7, 2013 –The Joint Review Panel reviewing the proposed Pierre River Mine project near Fort McMurray, Alberta, announced today the beginning of a comment period on the additional information provided by the proponent, Shell Canada Limited. This comment period provides the public an opportunity to submit their views in writing to the Panel on the adequacy of the additional information. Read more about Public Notice: Joint Review Panel for Pierre River Mine Project Invites Public Comment on Additional Information

Event

Oil Spills 101: Crude Truths, Corporate Spin& Community Organizing for Environmental Justice

Oct 29 2013 - 12:00am to 3:00am

From pipeline blow outs and tanker spills to train derailments, when it comes to oil spills, how can we protect our communities, and the lands and waters that we love? How can we push through the corporate spin and public relations campaigns to advocate effectively for our communities and the planet in the aftermath of these environmental disasters?

This workshop will cover the basics of oil spill impacts and demystify industry and government cleanup. It will explore some of the ways that we, the grassroots, can skill up and step up when it comes to community oil spill response and ecological detox and recovery. Read more about Oil Spills 101: Crude Truths, Corporate Spin& Community Organizing for Environmental Justice

Location

Room 262
Education Centre South, University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Court rules Alberta improperly excluded Pembina Institute from oilsands regulatory process

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench has quashed a government decision not to allow the Pembina Institute and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association to participate in the regulatory review of a proposed oilsands project. Read more about Court rules Alberta improperly excluded Pembina Institute from oilsands regulatory process

Call for Input

Notice of a Proceeding to Examine Odours and Emissions from Heavy Oil Operations in the Peace River Area

Initiative: 
Proceeding to Examine Odours and Emissions from Heavy Oil Operations in the Peace River Area
Deadline: 
7 Oct 2013

Notice of Proceeding

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has initiated a proceeding, pursuant to the Responsible Energy Development Act, to investigate and make recommendations about odours and emissions associated with heavy oil operations in the Peace River area.  Read more about Notice of a Proceeding to Examine Odours and Emissions from Heavy Oil Operations in the Peace River Area

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Common Risk Management Framework for the upstream oil and gas, oil sands and coal sector

Initiative: 
Energy Sector Common Risk Management Framework Design Workshop
Position: 
ENGO Delegates (5) & Alternate (1)
Application Deadline: 
27 Sep 2013

The Workshop

  • From October 23 to 25, 2013, the Policy Management Office will host a design thinking Workshop in Edmonton in the Terrace Building located at 9515 107 Street, T5K 2C3.
  • We will use “design thinking” which is a tool created to tackle very complex and messy situations. Very complex situations: Are unique, have no definitive formulation, contain multiple value conflicts, can be considered as symptoms of another problem; and can be improved but never definitively solved.

Purpose and Tasks: Read more about Call for Delegates: Common Risk Management Framework for the upstream oil and gas, oil sands and coal sector

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