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Panel recommends approval of Teck’s Frontier Oil Sands Mine project, just 30-km south of Wood Buffalo National Park

EDMONTON – A Joint Review Panel recommends approval of Teck’s Frontier Oil Sands Mine project, despite acknowledgments of a long list of adverse environmental impacts, including high risks to wildlife that use the area 

In the same month that the UN warns Canada of swift action required to stop the degradation of Wood Buffalo National Park, a massive 290 sq-km open-pit oil sands mine project has been recommended for approval, which would place it just 30-km south of the Park’s borders. The project would be the largest of its kind in Alberta. The provincial-federal Joint Review Panel found the project to be in the public’s interest, despite the findings that it,

[…] is likely to result in significant adverse environmental effects to wetlands, old-growth forests, wetland- and old-growth-reliant species at risk, the Ronald Lake bison herd, and biodiversity.” And “likely to result in significant adverse effects to the asserted rights, use of lands and resources, and culture of indigenous groups who use the project area. The proposed mitigation measures have not been proven to be effective or to fully mitigate project effects on the environment or on indigenous rights, use of lands and resources, and culture.” Read more about Panel recommends approval of Teck’s Frontier Oil Sands Mine project, just 30-km south of Wood Buffalo National Park

Pending approval of new oilsands mine cause for concern

Pembina Institute and Ecojustice react to Joint Review Panel recommendation to approve new oilsands mine

CALGARY – Environmental law group Ecojustice and the Pembina Institute are concerned about the potential climate impacts of the Teck Resources’ Frontier oilsands open pit mine, following the release of a Joint Review Panel report today that recommends its approval.

Despite finding that the mine would have significant adverse impacts on the environment – including the irreversible loss of 14,000 hectares of wetlands – the Panel concluded that those impacts are justified and that the project is in the public interest. Moreover, despite previous legal precedent, the Panel failed to recognize the adverse climate impacts or explain why the emissions impacts of this project are not significant. Read more about Pending approval of new oilsands mine cause for concern

Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions: Pincher Creek

Oct 25 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 9:00 am Opening Prayer
  • 9:30 am Keynote Address: David Suzuki*
  • 9:45 am Expert Panel: Climate change in your community
  • 11:00 am HOW TO use efficient technology: receive a take home efficiency toolkit
  • 12:00 pm Lunch: provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre with local musical guest
  • 1:00 pm Expert Panel: Renewable energy
  • 2:00 pm Jobs & training opportunities
  • 2:45 pm Break: snacks and coffee provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre
  • 3:00 pm Roundtable discussion: community solutions
  • 4:00 pm Keynote address: TBA
  • 4:30 pm Closing prayer

Tickets: $25
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Teachings, food, music, and swag included!

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Location

Napi Friendship Association
622 Charlotte Street
T0K1W0 Pincher Creek , AB

Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions: Slave Lake

Oct 19 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 9:00 am Opening Prayer
  • 9:30 am Keynote Address: David Suzuki*
  • 9:45 am Expert Panel: Climate change in your community
  • 11:00 am HOW TO use efficient technology: receive a take home efficiency toolkit
  • 12:00 pm Lunch: provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre with local musical guest
  • 1:00 pm Expert Panel: Renewable energy
  • 2:00 pm Jobs & training opportunities
  • 2:45 pm Break: snacks and coffee provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre
  • 3:00 pm Roundtable discussion: community solutions
  • 4:00 pm Keynote address: TBA
  • 4:30 pm Closing prayer

Tickets: $25
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Location

Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre Society
416 6 Avenue NE
T0G 2A2 Slave Lake , AB

Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions: Edson

Oct 10 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 9:00 am Opening Prayer
  • 9:30 am Keynote Address: David Suzuki*
  • 9:45 am Expert Panel: Climate change in your community
  • 11:00 am HOW TO use efficient technology: receive a take home efficiency toolkit
  • 12:00 pm Lunch: provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre with local musical guest
  • 1:00 pm Expert Panel: Renewable energy
  • 2:00 pm Jobs & training opportunities
  • 2:45 pm Break: snacks and coffee provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre
  • 3:00 pm Roundtable discussion: community solutions
  • 4:00 pm Keynote address: TBA
  • 4:30 pm Closing prayer

Tickets: $25
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Location

Edson Friendship Centre
13 - 5023 3 Avenue
T7E1X7 Edson , AB

Indigenous Energy Efficiency Champions: Bonnyville

Oct 5 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 9:00 am Opening Prayer
  • 9:30 am Keynote Address: David Suzuki*
  • 9:45 am Expert Panel: Climate change in your community
  • 11:00 am HOW TO use efficient technology: receive a take home efficiency toolkit
  • 12:00 pm Lunch: provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre with local musical guest
  • 1:00 pm Expert Panel: Renewable energy
  • 2:00 pm Jobs & training opportunities
  • 2:45 pm Break: snacks and coffee provided by Bonnyville Friendship Centre
  • 3:00 pm Roundtable discussion: community solutions
  • 4:00 pm Keynote address: TBA
  • 4:30 pm Closing prayer

Tickets: $25
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Location

ACFA Régionale Bonnyville
4904 50 Street
T9N 2G5 Bonnyville , AB

Output-based carbon pricing system incentivizes innovation, provides certainty for industry

Pembina Institute reacts to the publication of final standards for heavy emitters under the federal pollution pricing plan

OTTAWA — Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement about putting a price on pollution for industry: Read more about Output-based carbon pricing system incentivizes innovation, provides certainty for industry

Ontario Court of Appeal hands Doug Ford another “L” on climate change

Toronto, June 28, 2019 – In a judgement handed down today, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed the federal government has the power to step in when the province fails to effectively tackle climate change.

Following the release of the court’s decision, Ecojustice lawyer and climate program director Alan Andrews issued the following statement: Read more about Ontario Court of Appeal hands Doug Ford another “L” on climate change

Winning Climate Action with Health Evidence

Jul 10 2019 - 9:00am

Kim Perrotta, Executive Director with the Canadian Association of Physicians (CAPE), and editor of CAPE's new Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals, will provide an overview of the health impacts of climate change at a global scale and in Canada, and describe what CAPE is doing to foster engagement by health professionals in Canada's climate change debate.  Read more about Winning Climate Action with Health Evidence

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