Air Quality

Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

CALGARY — With public hearings into a proposed oilsands mine expansion set to begin today, a coalition of environmental groups is calling on the joint federal-provincial review panel to reject the project.

Shell’s proposal to expand its Jackpine oilsands mine would increase production at the existing facility by 100,000 barrels per day. The company’s environmental assessment shows that expanding the Jackpine oilsands mine along with other planned developments will harm fish and wildlife, damage wetlands and old growth forests, exceed legally binding air quality limits and cause acid rain. It will leave a legacy of toxic waste buried in lakes, damage two significant rivers, and produce greenhouse gas pollution that will put Canada’s and Alberta’s climate targets further out of reach. Read more about Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

Pembina reacts to federal climate change regulations for coal-fired power

Sep 5 2012 - 6:00am

TORONTO — P.J. Partington, technical and policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s finalized climate change regulations for the coal-fired power sector: Read more about Pembina reacts to federal climate change regulations for coal-fired power

Call for Delegates: Ambient Air Quality Objectives Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Initiative: 
Ambient Air Quality Objectives Stakeholder Advisory Committee (AAQO SAC)
Position: 
ENGO Delegates
Application Deadline: 
24 Aug 2012

Alberta Environment (AENV) develops Ambient Air Quality Objectives (AAQOs) under section 14(1) and Ambient Air Quality Guidelines under section 14(4) of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, and in accordance with the consensus priorities of the Ambient Air Quality Objectives Priority Setting Workshop. Read more about Call for Delegates: Ambient Air Quality Objectives Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Thousands of Canadians demand for Canada to go beyond coal

OTTAWA - Over 5,000 letters demanding stricter greenhouse gas regulations for coal power in Canada were submitted during the public consultation period on federal coal regulations. Climate Action Network Canada believes that if incorporated into the proposed regulations, measures proposed in member submissions could insure that these regulations have a meaningful impact on Canada’s path towards a safer, more sustainable future. Read more about Thousands of Canadians demand for Canada to go beyond coal

Health Canada's Hazardcheck

Oct 29 2011 - 4:00pm to Oct 30 2011 - 9:00pm
Nov 5 2011 - 4:00pm to Nov 6 2011 - 10:00pm

Time: 10am-3pm

Did you know? Canadians spend an average of 90% of their time indoors, so it’s important that our homes are safe and healthy places to live. At the Hazardcheck event, a Summerhill Impact representative will provide information on health risks that may be present in your home, such as carbon monoxide, radon, lead and mould, and their potential health impacts. For more information, and a list of store locations near you, visit: www.summerhillgroup.ca/hazardcheck. Read more about Health Canada's Hazardcheck

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Select Home Depot locations Edmonton , AB
Select Home Depot locations Calgary , AB

Pembina reacts to new federal regulations for coal-fired electricity

Edmonton, AB — Tim Weis, Director of Renewable Energy and Efficiency, made the following statement in response to today's announcement by Environment Minister Peter Kent regarding federal regulations for greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired electricity:  Read more about Pembina reacts to new federal regulations for coal-fired electricity

Alberta Utilities Commission fails to protect public interest with final coal plant approval

CALGARY — Today's final decision by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to approve a coal plant expansion proposed by Maxim Power Corp. represents a serious failure by the AUC to safeguard the public interest that could undermine upcoming federal greenhouse gas regulations, according to two of Canada's leading environmental groups. Read more about Alberta Utilities Commission fails to protect public interest with final coal plant approval

Groups call on Minister Kent to ensure Maxim Power’s proposed coal plant plays by the rules

OTTAWA – More than 40 diverse civil society organizations from across Canada have signed on to a letter calling on federal Environment Minister Peter Kent to protect the integrity of Canada’s forthcoming coal regulations by ensuring that this proposed new coal plant is not permitted to evade Ottawa’s rules. Read more about Groups call on Minister Kent to ensure Maxim Power’s proposed coal plant plays by the rules

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