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Gulf Oil Spill: AEN Groups Weigh In

With the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico dominating the environmental news, AEN member groups are weighing in on the spill and the potential implications on Canada and Alberta.

The Pembina Institute's Karen Campbell posts an op-ed on the implications of the spill on Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. This pipeline is proposed to run from Edmonton to a new tanker terminal in Kitimat, B.C.; and will help bring the products of Alberta's oilsands industry to new markets.

Meanwhile, Sierra Club Canada has called for a moratorium on offshore oil drilling  in Canada.

The oil spill in the Gulf is a catastrophe,” said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada.  “Canada should fully understand the causes of the explosion in the Gulf and the failure of the clean up before allowing any more drilling in Canadian waters. In the meantime a moratorium should be put in place.

Greenpeace Canada urges Canadians to email the Prime Minister and tell him:

…the threat of such a catastrophy [sic] in our waters is unacceptable. We must cut our addiction to oil and support renewable energy

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Sustainable Living Book Discussion: Sea Sick — The Global Ocean in Crisis by Alanna Mitchell

Mar 18 2010 - 12:00am to 1:30am

Looking for a chance to chat about trends and issues in Calgary these days? Consider joining the Sustainable Living Book discussion at the Calgary Public Library.  

Sea Sick — The Global Ocean in Crisis by Alanna Mitchell
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Location

4th Floor North Meeting Room, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB
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