Air Quality

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New report outlines solutions to improve oilsands management

19-point plan identifies policies required to protect the environment and restore Alberta’s international reputation

EDMONTON — The Alberta government could protect the environment and achieve responsible oilsands development by adopting key policy changes, recommended by the Pembina Institute in a report released today.

Solving the puzzle: environmental responsibility in oilsands development outlines 19 specific solutions available to help the Alberta government adequately address the environmental impacts of oilsands operations. The report recommends implementing specific policies to protect air, land and water, along with a credible approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and a world-class environmental monitoring system. Read more about New report outlines solutions to improve oilsands management

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Pembina Institute calls for independent science review of draft oilsands plan

Independent scientists should validate Lower Athabasca Regional Plan to ensure the regional environment will be protected and to restore trust in government oversight

CALGARY, ALTA. - The Government of Alberta should commission an independent science panel to review its draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan as part of the consultation process, the Pembina Institute said following the release of the draft plan Tuesday. Read more about Pembina Institute calls for independent science review of draft oilsands plan

Event

Ozone Prevention and Air Quality Action Workshop

Mar 24 2011 - 2:30pm to 9:00pm

The Parkland Airshed Management Zone, in partnership with Alberta Environment, the Energy Resources Conservation Board and the City of Red Deer, is hosting an Ozone Prevention workshop.

The theme is the “Action H.E.R.O. Challenge - where Every Action Counts” (Action H.E.R.O. meaning Action for a Healthy Environment by Reducing Ozone). At this workshop: Read more about Ozone Prevention and Air Quality Action Workshop

Location

Holiday Inn
Red Deer , AB
Call for Input

Call for Comments: Proposed Ambient Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide

Initiative: 
Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives
Deadline: 
16 Feb 2011

The review of the existing nitrogen dioxide ambient air quality objective is complete and the proposed objective has been posted for public comment.

Inormation about these and other ambient air quality objectives can be found on the Alberta Environment website. Read more about Call for Comments: Proposed Ambient Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide

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Health issues spur Northern Albertan residents to learn to sample own air

EDMONTON — Growing criticism of the Stelmach government’s and the oil industry’s air quality monitoring in communities near tar sands operations has spurred residents from the Peace and Athabasca regions to take matters into their own hands, attending independent training workshops to arm themselves with answers to the ongoing health issues plaguing their communities. Read more about Health issues spur Northern Albertan residents to learn to sample own air

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