Air Quality

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

Canada-U.S. Air Quality Agreement and 2012 Progress Report
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

Call for Delegates: Clean Air Strategic Alliance Board of Directors

Board of Directors
ENGO Alternate Director
Application Deadline: 
15 Feb 2013

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. Read More

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

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

Call for Delegates: Ambient Air Quality Objectives Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Ambient Air Quality Objectives Stakeholder Advisory Committee (AAQO SAC)
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

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

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: Read More


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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

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


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