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AB Government: Creating jobs and protecting communities from natural disasters

Alberta’s government is spending $53 million from the industry-supported Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund to create jobs through flood mitigation projects. Projects will include flood mitigation infrastructure, watershed restoration projects and a new program to help municipalities and Indigenous communities adapt to future floods. Since 2014, Alberta’s government has spent more than $307 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202029 Views

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Update on the Youngstown Pump Station incident

7 October 2020 After the Oct. 2, 2020, above ground oil release at Enbridge’s Youngstown Pump Station, the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) deployed an inspection officer to the incident site, near Youngstown, Alberta. The CER completed an environmental inspection of the facility and surrounding area and will publish its inspection report once finalized. A CER integrity specialist […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202033 Views

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Canada Energy Regulator responds to crude oil release at Enbridge’s Express Line Pump Station, near Youngstown, Alberta

October 3, 2020 – Calgary, AB – Canada Energy Regulator The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has been notified of an above ground crude oil release that occurred on October 2, 2020, at a pump station near Youngstown, Alberta. The release occurred on the Enbridge Express Pipeline. The line has been shut down. Enbridge has reported that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202029 Views

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Alberta’s Oilsands Owe Canadians Far More than They Can Pay – TheTyee.ca

Why 50 years of bitumen mining will add up to a money loser for taxpayers. The future will not look like the past, or apparently even two weeks ago in the case of the oil industry. Shell just announced a 40 per cent cut in production spending and a refocus on renewables. BP stated last […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202034 Views

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Researchers ask: Are Canada’s threatened caribou at risk of chronic wasting disease? – UCalgary

As cases of an infectious disease that kills members of the deer family continue to rise in Alberta, a new study sheds light on the risk of chronic wasting disease (CWD) to Canadian caribou — a species officially listed as threatened. CWD is one of a group of infectious illnesses called prion diseases. They occur when […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202041 Views

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Creating jobs and improving Alberta’s parks

Alberta taxpayers are spending $43 million to enhance, repair and protect Alberta’s provincial parks while creating more than 290 jobs when they are needed most. Alberta’s parks are a key part of our economy, supporting opportunities and jobs in tourism, hospitality and services, making them an important part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan. Tax dollars will […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202040 Views

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From a bitter past to the sweet taste of opportunity – Troy Media

Road to Reconciliation: An examination of what meaningful consultation and economic reconciliation look like If you relied on the headlines alone, you might conclude that the Indigenous peoples of Canada are squarely against oil and gas development. You would be wrong. Headlines, by their nature, highlight crisis and conflict in simplified terms. But the debate […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 202049 Views

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Grassy Mountain Coal Project — Notice of Scheduling

September 9, 2020 — The Joint Review Panel (the Panel) established to review the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project (the Project) and conduct an assessment of the environmental effects of the Project has determined that the public hearing will be held online, using electronic means (Zoom platform) starting on October 27, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 202042 Views

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CEC Secretariat releases report on Alberta (Canada) Oil Sands Tailings Ponds

Montreal—Today, the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) made public the Alberta Tailings Ponds II Factual Record, after the CEC Council voted to authorize its release. This report is the result of the CEC’s Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM) process, which allows citizens and organizations across North America to raise concerns about the enforcement of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 202039 Views

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Environmental watchdog report says Alberta oilsands tailings ponds are tainting groundwater – CBC

Alberta’s chief scientist says he is reviewing the report Sep 03, 2020 An environmental watchdog says it has found “scientifically valid evidence” that Alberta’s oilsands tailings ponds are contaminating groundwater sources. The report was released Thursday by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an independent international organization tasked with implementing an environmental side accord to the North American free-trade […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 202040 Views

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