Environmental Law & Policy

Media Release

Saskatchewan and Ontario reject most cost effective way to reduce carbon pollution

Pembina Institute reacts to the joint statement from Ontario and Saskatchewan on carbon pricing

OTTAWA — Isabelle Turcotte, interim federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comment in response to the joint statement released today from Ontario and Saskatchewan.

“It is deeply irresponsible of the Saskatchewan and Ontario governments to reject carbon pricing. Canadians expect their governments to address climate change, one of the most serious issues facing us today. It is a failure of leadership to reject the most cost effective way to reduce pollution. This move undermines Canada’s obligations to do its fair share to protect our communities from a changing climate.  Read more about Saskatchewan and Ontario reject most cost effective way to reduce carbon pollution

Job Posting

Job Opportunity: Program Director - Climate Change, Ecojustice

Position: 
Program Director - Climate Change
Application Deadline: 
27 Jul 2018

The Program Directors lead our program work in the following three areas: Climate Change, Nature, and Healthy Communities. Program Directors provide strong leadership across Ecojustice litigation and law reform priorities, coordinating with each other, with their program teams, and with other members of the Leadership Team to maximize organizational impact by inspiring precedent-setting litigation and taking other actions that strengthen and enforce Canada's environmental laws.

Reporting to the Executive Director and managing a cross-regional team of staff lawyers and scientists with subject matter expertise, the Program Director Climate Change leads strategy and oversees delivery of the Climate Change area of our work. This role works closely with the Program Director Nature and the Program Director - Healthy Communities. Read more about Job Opportunity: Program Director - Climate Change, Ecojustice

Media Release

Alberta Energy Regulator approves another deficient oilsands tailings plan

Pembina Institute reacts to approval of Syncrude’s Aurora North Mine tailings plan

EDMONTON — Jodi McNeill, technical and policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) latest tailings management plan approval:

“This is the fifth approved tailings management plan that doesn’t comply with the AER’s Directive 085. Syncrude’s plan relies on composite tailings (CT) and water capping to treat its tailings. The AER questions whether CT deposits can support final closure landscapes, and water capping is an unproven technology that is not authorized by the regulator. Read more about Alberta Energy Regulator approves another deficient oilsands tailings plan

Event

Green Regs and Ham: Pickerel, Pipelines and Pancakes

Apr 24 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm

A breakfast discussion about the evolving role of the federal government in environmental regulation with Professor Martin Olszynski from the University of Calgary.

Breakfast served at 7:30 am; program begins at 8:00 am

Tickets: $35 per person Read more about Green Regs and Ham: Pickerel, Pipelines and Pancakes

Location

Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill Road NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

CANCELLED - An Evening with Linda Duncan: Working Towards an Environmental Bill of Rights

Nov 18 2017 - 2:00am

Due to last-minute scheduling issues, this event has been cancelled. If you have already registered for this event, you will receive a refund.

This event is part of the Alberta Environmental Network's 2017 Fall Meetings

Read more about CANCELLED - An Evening with Linda Duncan: Working Towards an Environmental Bill of Rights

Location

TBA Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Public Risk For Oilsands Mines Clean-up Costs Must Be Removed

Albertans face unacceptable risks from unfunded oil sands mine clean-up costs. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes it is time for tar sands mine operators to pay full security for their clean-up obligations and remove this burden from the public.  Read more about Public Risk For Oilsands Mines Clean-up Costs Must Be Removed

Event

Workshop: Reforming Federal Environmental Assessment— Issues and Opportunities

Nov 20 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The workshop will review the evolution and devolution of federal EA law and policy, and discuss law reform themes and opportunities. The objectives of the Workshop are to inform, learn from each other, and prepare participants who will engage in the federal review process. Read more about Workshop: Reforming Federal Environmental Assessment— Issues and Opportunities

Location

Hotel Arts
119 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB
Event

Federal Environmental Assessment Reform Workshop

Nov 10 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

with Arlene Kwasniak, Professor Emerita, Law, University of Calgary

An AWA Workshop to review the evolution and devolution of federal EA law and policy, and discuss law reform themes and opportunities. The objectives of the Workshop are to inform, learn from each other, and prepare participants who will engage in the federal review process. As a campaign promise, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged to review Canada’s environmental assessment process. To that end the federal government has appointed an Expert Panel to travel through Canada and garner public and stakeholder views on the current federal EA , as well as what changes could occur. The Expert Panel will be in Calgary November 21-23 and is open to public participation. Read more about Federal Environmental Assessment Reform Workshop

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Pembina reacts to legislation being tabled to implement Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan

Bill 20 includes the framework for a carbon levy in Alberta

EDMONTON — Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to climate change legislation being introduced in the Alberta Legislature.

“Today’s introduction of legislation to implement the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan is a momentous occasion. For far too long plans to address climate change have been about talk. Now we are seeing action. Read more about Pembina reacts to legislation being tabled to implement Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan

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