In 2013 there were 976 billion litres of tailings on Alberta’s landscape, covering an area roughly the size of the city of Kelowna. The volume of the lakes continues to grow and has likely now reached 1 trillion litres.
Today the City of Toronto got one step closer to joining the long list of world-class cities using smart tools to control congestion and raise desperately-needed revenue for city-building, including transit expansion.
The upcoming pan-Canadian climate plan must include a phase-out of coal-fired power by 2030 at the latest. Phasing out coal-fired power is not just an environmental issue – it’s a significant health issue affecting all Canadians that has a tangible impact on our economy.
The oil and gas industry and its related services have almost tripled in size, there is a new energy regulator, and new extraction methods have changed Albertans’ relationship with their oil and gas neighbours. So we've released the Landowners’ Guide to Oil and Gas Development.
If Friday’s first ministers’ meeting sees the release of additional policy measures and an accountability mechanism to ensure more progress is made with time, the federal government could rightly say it has brought legitimacy to its “Canada is back” tagline.
The coal phase-out conversation is not necessarily tied to a particular political ideology. Even in Alberta, the late premier Jim Prentice proposed a coal phase-out in the province before the NDP government took the baton.
With the prime minister and premiers meeting in two weeks to announce a cross-Canada plan for clean growth and climate change, many Albertans are understandably wondering, what have we got to gain from it all?