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Fort McKay First Nation: AER Must Demonstrate Neutrality, Transparency, and Accountability Under Bill 22 or Risk Further Delays in Court

July 20, 2020 FORT MCKAY – The Chief and Council of the Fort McKay First Nation releases the following statement today. “Bill 22, Alberta’s second Red-Tape Reduction Act, received third reading this Wednesday and is now awaiting royal assent. This legislation is a serious concern for Fort McKay and should be for all Albertans. This […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202051 Views

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Joint agreement to make continual improvements to Indigenous monitoring on the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER), Trans Mountain Corporation (TMC) and the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and Existing Pipeline (IAMC-TMX) have reached a joint agreement to make continual improvements to Indigenous monitoring. Earlier this year, leaders from all three organizations endorsed the initiative, which is aimed at identifying opportunities […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202054 Views

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Notice of Hearing – Grassy Mountain Coal Project

June 29, 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 it has sufficient information to proceed to a public hearing. In addition, the environmental impact assessment and associated twelve addenda […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202067 Views

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A dozen conservation and Indigenous groups ask Wilkinson to force Alberta to reinstate oilpatch monitoring – National Observer

June 11th 2020 A dozen conservation and Indigenous groups have written federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson asking him to force the Alberta government to reinstate environmental monitoring in the province’s oilpatch. “We feel the federal government does have something at risk here,” said Gillian Chow-Fraser of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, one of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 202072 Views

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AER: Public Statement – Temporary suspension of low risk monitoring and reporting

(June 09, 2020)… In response to public health orders issued by the Government of Alberta, members of Alberta’s energy industry have submitted information to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) about conflicts between these orders and AER requirements. These conflicts mean that following one set of requirements puts them in noncompliance with the other set. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202093 Views

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Alberta First Nations appeal suspension of oilpatch environmental monitoring – National Observer

June 9th 2020 Three northern Alberta First Nations are asking to appeal the province’s suspension of environmental monitoring in the oilpatch because it “fails to come close” to being a reasonable decision. Alberta’s Opposition leader called on Monday for the head of the province’s energy regulator to resign over the suspensions. “They should end (Laurie) […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202079 Views

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First Nations of the Athabasca Oil Sands Region Appeal Monitoring Suspension

June 5, 2020 FORT MCMURRAY, AB — Faced with significant potential health and environmental impacts, three First Nations in northeast Alberta have jointly filed an appeal related to recent Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) decisions to suspend key aspects of environmental monitoring in the oil sands. Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Fort McKay First Nation and Mikisew […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 202095 Views

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Pembina: Request for oil and gas monitoring and reporting requirements to be fully reinstated

June 4, 2020 Joint letter to Alberta ministers of environment and energy June 3, 2020 The Honourable Jason Nixon Minister of Environment and Parks Office of the Minister, Environment and Parks 9820 – 106 Street Edmonton AB T5K 2J6 Sent by email to: [email protected] The Honourable Sonya Savage Minister of Energy Office of the Minister, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 2020108 Views

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Suncor Base Mine Extension Project — Participant Funding Available

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada June 1, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous peoples in the federal impact assessment for the proposed Suncor Base Mine Extension Project, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202095 Views

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Sturgeon County endorses Sturgeon River watershed plan – St. Albert Today

The management plan notes that the watershed has been heavily impacted by human activity, with just 20 per cent of it untouched by development and 70 per cent of its wetlands drained. Sturgeon County council has committed to a plan to protect and improve the Sturgeon River. County council voted 6-0 May 26 to endorse […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202093 Views

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