Oil Sands

Media Release

Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

CALGARY — With public hearings into a proposed oilsands mine expansion set to begin today, a coalition of environmental groups is calling on the joint federal-provincial review panel to reject the project.

Shell’s proposal to expand its Jackpine oilsands mine would increase production at the existing facility by 100,000 barrels per day. The company’s environmental assessment shows that expanding the Jackpine oilsands mine along with other planned developments will harm fish and wildlife, damage wetlands and old growth forests, exceed legally binding air quality limits and cause acid rain. It will leave a legacy of toxic waste buried in lakes, damage two significant rivers, and produce greenhouse gas pollution that will put Canada’s and Alberta’s climate targets further out of reach. Read more about Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

Call for Input

Jackpine Mine Expansion Project

Initiative: 
Shell Jackpine Mine Expansion Joint Review Panel
Deadline: 
1 Oct 2012

On August 17, 2012, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) issued the Notice of Hearing for Shell Canada Energy's Jackpine Mine Expansion Project. The hearing is scheduled to begin on October 29, 2012 in Fort McMuuray. In order to file a submission or submit evidence at the hearing, you must file your submission by October 1, 2012. Read more about Jackpine Mine Expansion Project

Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Frogs & Oilsands

Oct 3 2012 - 1:00am

with Brian Eaton

In the US, 50% to 60% of frogs are malformed probably because of chemical contamination. How can we avoid the same fate in Alberta? Brian Eaton is a herpetologist working with Alberta Innovates. In this talk, he discusses the benefits of his work as to industrial development, forestry regulations, wetland assessments and tar sands development.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

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Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Pembina Reacts to tabling of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

CALGARY — Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the release of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan:

“Today’s announcement is an important milestone in the improved environmental management of the oilsands. Identifying over 1.2 million hectares of new protected conservation areas that will remain free of industrial activity is progress that should be applauded. Through the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan, Premier Redford and Minister McQueen have made progress on Alberta’s commitment to responsible oilsands development.

 

“While a promising start, today’s announcement is just the beginning of the environmental improvements required to ensure responsible oilsands development. Many elements of the regional plan remain incomplete or  works-in-progress. Read more about Pembina Reacts to tabling of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

Media Release

New Report Shows Federal and Provincial Governments Breaking Own Rules On Air and Water and Land To Approve More Oil Sands Projects

Edmonton, Alberta – A new report released today entitled Alberta’s Oil Sands Development is Not Responsible- Moratorium Needed shows that since 2004 the federal and Alberta provincial governments have knowingly broken their own publicly vowed rules requiring the monitoring and consideration of environmental cumulative effects of all oil sands projects (effects include water, air, biodiversity and land). Read more about New Report Shows Federal and Provincial Governments Breaking Own Rules On Air and Water and Land To Approve More Oil Sands Projects

Event

Documentary Screening: Peace Out

Jul 7 2012 - 1:00am
Jul 7 2012 - 10:30pm
Jul 8 2012 - 8:00pm
Jun 13 2012 - 3:00am

Award Winning Canadian Documentary About The Energy Rush In NW​ Canada

Peace Out, the feature documentary about Northwestern Canada’s Hydro Mega project, Shale Gas Fracking, the Nuclear proposal, and the Tar Sands, a film that critics are hailing as passionate, fair, balanced, and breathtaking is coming to Edmonton’s Metro Cinema Theater this week. Read more about Documentary Screening: Peace Out

Location

Metro Cinema Garneau Theatre
8712 109 Street NW
T6G 1E9 Edmonton , AB
Story

Oil and Democracy Speaker Series

It certainly is an interesting time for democracy in Alberta…

Community Service-Learning's (CSL) Spring Immersion Course 'Oil and Democracy' and the Parkland Institute are pleased to announce the 'Oil and Democracy Speaker Series'. Every Thursday for five weeks, speakers from a variety of different perspectives will share their experience within the oil and democracy relationship. This event is open to all members of the public and we welcome all to a healthy discussion on benefits and challenges of Alberta's natural resource wealth.

Date Every Thursday from May 10th - June 7th, 2012
Time 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Room University of Alberta NRE 1 001
For directions, see http://www.campusmap.ualberta.ca
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