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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, 202040 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, 202041 Views

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Contaminants from Mount Polley tailings spill continue to affect Quesnel Lake – Folio

August 13 2020 A tailings spill in 2014 may still be affecting the British Columbian lake, as contaminated sediment is mixed into the water column each spring and fall. Natural mixing of lake waters may resuspend contaminants deposited from a catastrophic mine spill six years ago, according to a new paper led by a University of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2020113 Views

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Former Alberta civil servant says leaving the Athabasca River unmonitored is ‘crazy’ – APTN News

Alberta, Ottawa reduce tarsands environmental monitoring budget due to pandemic A former civil servant in Alberta says changes to environmental monitoring for the tar sands including leaving the Athabasca River “unmonitored” is “crazy.” Bill Donahue, a former bureaucrat with Alberta’s science and monitoring programs, said the tar sands are too big to leave alone. “We’ve […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2020104 Views

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Alberta and Ottawa said to agree to cuts in environmental monitoring – RCI

August 5, 2020 In a move certain to anger environmentalists and many First Nations, Alberta and Ottawa have reportedly reached an agreement that makes major cuts to environmental monitoring of the the province’s oilsands. A copy of the plan was obtained by The Canadian Press, which reports the agreement lays out research plans for this […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2020102 Views

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Alberta’s renewed bet on coal: what Kenney’s policy shift means for mining, parks and at-risk species – The Narwhal

The UCP government has rescinded a decades-old policy that restricted coal mining in parts of the Rocky Mountains and Foothills, setting the stage for a coal mining expansion in Alberta Amid a global economic slowdown spurred by the spread of COVID-19, Alberta’s government is paving the way for a resurgence of coal mining in the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 202052 Views

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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, 202070 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, 202069 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, 202084 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, 202085 Views

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