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AB Government: Coal policy report deadline extended: Joint statement

Minister of Energy Sonya Savage and chair of the Coal Policy Committee Ron Wallace issued the following statement on the deadline being extended for the committee’s engagement and final reports: “Due to the extraordinary volume, breadth and depth of the input provided by Albertans, the Coal Policy Committee requested an extension to the deadline for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 202123 Views

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Federal Indigenous spending up more than 90% since 2015

Oct. 26, 2021 CALGARY—Since 2015, federal spending on Indigenous programs has skyrocketed from $12.4 billion to $24 billion for fiscal year 2021/22, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. In other words, Indigenous federal spending increased by 94.3 per cent since 2015 (after adjusting for […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 202120 Views

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Fraser Institute: First Nations ownership in smaller-scale energy projects key to success

June 22, 2021 CALGARY—To increase Indigenous ownership in the oil industry, First Nations should focus on small and medium-sized projects rather than mega-projects that require massive assistance from government, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “The energy industry, and particularly the oil sector remains […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 2021109 Views

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NCC writes letter to the Alberta Coal Policy Engagement Committee supporting the Metallurgical Coal Mining Industry in Alberta and BC

Dear Mr. Wallace, Re: Coal Policy Engagement I am writing to you on behalf of the National Coalition of Chiefs to express our support for metallurgical coal mining in Alberta. The National Coalition of Chiefs (NCC) was established in 2017 with a mandate to defeat on-reserve poverty through Indigenous participation in Canada’s natural resource industry. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202148 Views

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AER: Bulletin 2021-15 – Invitation for Feedback on New Water Conservation Policy Manual

April 20, 2021 We are seeking feedback on the draft Manual XXX: Water Conservation Policy for Upstream Oil and Gas Operations. The manual provides guidance for Water Act licence applications that fall under the scope of the Government of Alberta’s Water Conservation Policy for Upstream Oil and Gas Operations. This public comment period builds on […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 202176 Views

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Engaging with Albertans on a modern coal policy

Alberta has appointed an independent committee to lead a comprehensive public engagement to inform the development of a modern coal policy. The Coal Policy Committee, comprised of Albertans with various backgrounds and perspectives, has been established to ensure all Albertans will have an opportunity to contribute to how the province will manage coal development. “Albertans […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 2021131 Views

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Engaging with Albertans on a modern coal policy

Alberta has appointed an independent committee to lead a comprehensive public engagement to inform the development of a modern coal policy. The Coal Policy Committee, comprised of Albertans with various backgrounds and perspectives, has been established to ensure all Albertans will have an opportunity to contribute to how the province will manage coal development. “Albertans […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202172 Views

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Restoring coal policy in Alberta ‘a step forward’ but major project still a go – APTN News

Restoring Alberta’s coal policy may allay some fears but the fight to stop the  Grassy Mountain Coal Project continues, says the head of Indigenous-led Niitsitapi Water Protectors. “It is definitely a step forward,” said Natasha Calf Robe, who opposes coal mining in the province. “I am still really concerned about the lack of First Nations’ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 202185 Views

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Alberta’s 1976 coal policy reinstated

Alberta’s government is reinstating the 1976 coal policy after hearing concerns raised by Albertans about surface mining in the Eastern Slopes. This includes reinstating the four coal categories, which dictated where and how coal leasing, exploration and development could occur. Further, the Minister of Energy has issued a directive to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 202174 Views

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Indigenous spending up 50% since 2015 despite evidence that more money won’t solve chronic problems

Jan. 26, 2021 CALGARY—If policymakers want to help improve living standards in Indigenous communities, particularly in remote areas of Canada, they should help foster the construction of roads and other infrastructure between these struggling communities and larger population centres—not simply spend more money on government programs, finds a new study released today by the Fraser […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2021166 Views

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