Environmental Law & Policy

Media Release

Pembina reacts to Auditor General’s plan to review pipeline safety

CALGARY — Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, made the following comments in response to Auditor General Merwan Saher's commitment to undertake an audit of pipeline safety:

"It's very positive to see the Auditor General committing to audit Alberta's pipeline monitoring systems and ensure they comply with regulations, and we applaud Mr. Saher for showing leadership on this important issue.

 

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Pembina Institute takes province to court over right to speak at oilsands hearings

Government documents show precedent of province blocking Pembina’s participation in oilsands hearings because of critical analysis of government policies

EDMONTON — The Pembina Institute was in court today appealing a Government of Alberta decision not to allow the energy policy think tank to participate in the regulatory review of a proposed in situ oilsands project, arguing the government broke provincial rules for public participation in the review of energy projects. Read more about Pembina Institute takes province to court over right to speak at oilsands hearings

Call for Delegates

Proposed New AEN Environmental Regulatory Caucus

Initiative: 
Proposed Environmental Regulatory Caucus
Position: 
Caucus Members
Application Deadline: 
16 Aug 2013

Context

On June 1, 2013 at the Alberta Environmental Network AGM at the Bennett Environmental Centre in Edmonton, Alberta representatives of several member groups proposed the creation of the AEN Environmental Regulatory Caucus.

Caucuses are the action arms of the AEN. They exist for member groups to share resources and jointly work on their shared agendas. Often this involves meeting with government, industry and other relevant sectors. New caucuses and working groups can be initiated if there is sufficient need and member group interest. Read more about Proposed New AEN Environmental Regulatory Caucus

Event

Update on the Alberta Energy Regulator

Jun 1 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

In December 2012, the Government of Alberta passed the Responsible Energy Development Act which creates a single regulator for upstream oil, gas, oil sands and coal projects in Alberta. The regulator will assume the regulatory functions that are currently the resposibility of the Energy Resouces Conservation Board and the Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Resource Development. Read more about Update on the Alberta Energy Regulator

Location

Bennett Centre
9703 94 Street NW
T6C 3W1 Edmonton , AB
Call for Input

Invitation to comment on the Canada-U.S. Air Quality Agreement and 2012 Progress Report

Initiative: 
Canada-U.S. Air Quality Agreement and 2012 Progress Report
Deadline: 
27 Sep 2013

From the International Joint Commission:

You are invited to comment on progress to reduce the impacts of transboundary air pollution under the Canada-United States Air Quality Agreement.   The 2012 Progress Report indicates that our two countries have met their commitments to reduce the pre-cursers of acid rain and ground-level ozone, and provides a summary of cooperative efforts under the Agreement over the past 20 years. The full 2012 Progress Report is available online. Read more about Invitation to comment on the Canada-U.S. Air Quality Agreement and 2012 Progress Report

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Government updates "Guide to Preparing Environmental Impact Assessment Reports in Alberta"

Attention EIA wonks, and anyone interested in the environmental assessment and approvals process in Alberta:

Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development has updated their Guide to Preparing Environmental Impact Assessment Reports in Alberta. Read more about Government updates "Guide to Preparing Environmental Impact Assessment Reports in Alberta"

Event

Responsible Energy Development Act Public Engagement Sessions

Feb 20 2013 - 7:00am to Mar 13 2013 - 6:00am

From the Alberta Energy website:

In December, the Responsible Energy Development Act was passed, which creates a single regulator for oil, gas, oil sands and coal projects in the province. Consultations about the regulations under this new Act are now under way.

How would you want to be notified about an energy project near your community? What factors should the Alberta Energy Regulator consider when it makes decisions? What kinds of applications should go to a hearing?

Read more about Responsible Energy Development Act Public Engagement Sessions

Location

various locations , AB
Call for Input

New Alberta Energy Regulator Consultations

Initiative: 
Responsible Energy Development Act Regulations
Deadline: 
13 Mar 2013

From the Alberta Energy website:

In December, the Responsible Energy Development Actexternal link icon was passed, which creates a single regulator for oil, gas, oil sands and coal projects in the province. Consultations about the regulations under this new Act are now under way.

How would you want to be notified about an energy project near your community? What factors should the Alberta Energy Regulator consider when it makes decisions? What kinds of applications should go to a hearing?

Read more about New Alberta Energy Regulator Consultations

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