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Pembina Reacts to Alberta competitiveness review

Albertans left out of the process, lose royalty revenue

Chris Severson-Baker, Policy Director for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the competitiveness review released today:

"Albertans, the owners of the province's oil and gas resources, were completely left out of the process of reviewing Alberta's royalty rates.

"The review happened behind closed doors primarily with industry at the exclusion of representation from Alberta citizens.

"Albertans are the owners of the resource, the provincial government is the manager of the resource and the oil and gas companies are hired to undertake developments. The goal is to maximize value to Albertans, yet they have been excluded from negotiations. We can't be sure that today's changes will allow Albertans to get the best value from the development of their resource because they weren't consulted as part of this review. Read more about Pembina Reacts to Alberta competitiveness review

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Weak Canadian position at Copenhagen just one symptom of flawed business model in energy sector

Edmonton— Canada’s inability to play a leadership role at international climate change negotiations is just one of many negative consequences of an energy sector that is dominated by large for-profit corporations, and we need to begin exploring alternate business models for the industry.  This is a key message of a new discussion paper released today by Alberta’s Parkland Institute in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Read more about Weak Canadian position at Copenhagen just one symptom of flawed business model in energy sector

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ERCB Sour Gas Suspension. Who Speaks for Wildlife in Gas Applications?

The recent Energy Resource Conservation Board (ERCB) decision to suspend approval of future sour gas projects in Alberta raises important questions around who is, or should be, considered as "directly affected" by energy proposals. Read more about ERCB Sour Gas Suspension. Who Speaks for Wildlife in Gas Applications?

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Pembina Reacts: AERI Reports on Oil Sands Emissions

Dan Woynillowicz, spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the release by the Alberta Energy Research Institute of two new analyses comparing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from oil sands and other sources of crude oil:

“These reports reaffirm that producing and burning oil from the oil sands results in up to 45 per cent more greenhouse gas emissions relative to some sources of conventional crude oil. Read more about Pembina Reacts: AERI Reports on Oil Sands Emissions

Event

URGENT DEMO! Stand in solidarity with Indigenous people of Peru! Demand Petrolifera suspend their mining activities on indigenou

Jun 12 2009 - 6:00pm

 

COME OUT! Noon— Friday, June 12th ­ Petrolifera Headquaters in Calgary (Suite 900, 332 - 6 Avenue SW)

Reports this week have confirmed that Indigenous led protests against new "Free Trade" agreements in Peru have been met with brutal violence by the Peruvian government. The Peruvian police and military murdered up to 100 protesters on June 5/6 2009, and are continuing to terrorize people under a declared 'State of Emergency' while blaming the protesters for the violence. Read more about URGENT DEMO! Stand in solidarity with Indigenous people of Peru! Demand Petrolifera suspend their mining activities on indigenou

Location

Petrolifera Headquaters
900 - 332 6 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB
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POSTPONED Banks Rally in Calgary: Finance the Future, Not Fossil Fuels

Rainforest Action Network

Would you like to kick off an exciting national organizing campaign with Rainforest Action Network? We’re planning a rally in downtown Calgary on November 21st, 2008 during the lunch hour. I have been coordinating with the Amazing people at Arusha and we have allocated space for an art build and preparation for the Friday rally. Read more about POSTPONED Banks Rally in Calgary: Finance the Future, Not Fossil Fuels

Event

Keep the Oil in the Ground

Oct 16 2008 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Parkland Institute

Keep the Oil in the Ground
Dr. Terisa E. Turner, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Guelph Read more about Keep the Oil in the Ground

Location

Tory 5-15
University of Alberta ( Just off of Saskatchewan Drive on the east side of campus)
Edmonton , AB
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EnCana’s Ninth Appearance in Court on Wildlife Act Charges

Southern Alberta Group for the EnvironmentFederation of Alberta NaturalistsAlberta Wilderness AssociationNature CanadaGrasslands Naturalists

Calgary (September 18, 2008) – With the hearing into EnCana’s application to drill 1,275 wells in the Suffield National Wildlife Area less than three weeks away, another related scenario continues to unfold. On September 18, EnCana appears in Medicine Hat Court for the ninth time on charges related to installing a section of pipeline in the National Wildlife Area without a permit. EnCana has pled not guilty, and during the September 18 appearance, a trial date is to be set. Read more about EnCana’s Ninth Appearance in Court on Wildlife Act Charges

Event

Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: " Crude Awakening"

Sep 24 2008 - 1:30am

90 minutes 2006

A painstaking documentary about the frighteningly central role of oil in our lives.

http://www.oilcrashmovie.com

This is part of the "Thoughtful Tuesday" film/documentary series. It will be held on each Tuesday of the week and at Steeps Tea Lounge (space is limited to about 30 people - first come first seated - no reservations). Read more about Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: " Crude Awakening"

Location

Steeps Tea Lounge College Plaza
11116 Whyte Avenue
Edmonton , AB

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