Atmosphere

Draft PM2.5 objective posted for public comment

Initiative: 
Ambient Air Quality Objectives and Guidelines— Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)
Deadline: 
25 Jul 2018

On May 25, 2018, Alberta Environment & Parks posted the draft Amibient Air Quality Objectives and Guidelines — Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) for a 60-day public review and comment period. The draft guideline proposes reducing the 24-hour objective to 29µg/m3 from 30µg/m3. Read more about Draft PM2.5 objective posted for public comment

Call for Members: CASA ROVER III Project Team (On-road Vehicle Emissions Testing)

Initiative: 
ROVER III Project Team
Position: 
ENGO Members
Application Deadline: 
30 Apr 2018

The Government of Alberta has committed to implementing the Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) as part of the national Air Quality Management System. Air emissions need to be managed for Alberta to achieve the CAAQS as they become more stringent over time. Read more about Call for Members: CASA ROVER III Project Team (On-road Vehicle Emissions Testing)

Call for Delegate: CASA Board of Directors

Initiative: 
Board of Directors
Position: 
Alternate, NGO Industrial
Application Deadline: 
16 Feb 2018

Deadline Extended

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is a multi-stakeholder organization made up of representatives of industry, government, and environmental organizations which develops and recommends strategies to assess and improve air quality in Alberta. Detailed information on CASA is available on their website.

CASA is governed by a board of directors who are appointed by their sectors in accordance with the principle of sectoral self-selection. There are six ENGO representatives on the CASA board; nominally three Directors and three Alternates, with Alternates having the same participation rights as the primary Directors.

This notice is to fill the vacant Alternate position for the NGO Industrial sub-sector. Read more about Call for Delegate: CASA Board of Directors

Accelerated coal phase-out would save Albertan lives

Report from health associations and Pembina Institute outlines health benefits of a quick end to burning coal

CALGARY — Speeding the rate of the coal phase-out would benefit Albertans’ health and would even save lives, according to a joint report from the Pembina Institute, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment,the Lung Association of Alberta and NWT, and the Asthma Society of Canada. Read more about Accelerated coal phase-out would save Albertan lives

Pembina reacts to Bill 18

New Act is intended to ensure independent environmental monitoring

EDMONTON — Andrew Read, technical and policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the introduction of Bill 18 today in the Alberta Legislature. Read more about Pembina reacts to Bill 18

Call for Committee Members – Methane Reduction Oversight Committee, AER

Initiative: 
Methane Reduction Oversight Committee
Position: 
ENGO Representative

Alberta has developed a new strategy on climate change, the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan. The Climate Leadership Plan includes a target to reduce methane in Alberta by 45 percent of 2014 emissions by 2025. Alberta Energy is leading the overall methane reduction work, with the implementation of new methane standards being led by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).  Read more about Call for Committee Members – Methane Reduction Oversight Committee, AER

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