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Nov. 3, 2010

Available for comment: How U.S. midterm elections could affect Canadian energy issues

The Pembina Institute’s Washington-based U.S. policy director is available for comment today

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Danielle Droitsch, U.S. policy director for the Pembina Institute, is available to comment on how the U.S. midterm elections could affect Canadian energy issues.

Sept. 9, 2010

Environmental groups comment on meeting with U.S. House Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Markey

Dr. Marlo Raynolds and Dr. Rick Smith provide statements on outcomes of meeting with U.S. delegates

By Marlo Raynolds, Rick Smith

Dr. Marlo Raynolds of the Pembina Institute and Dr. Rick Smith of Environmental Defence made statements following their meeting with U.S. Speaker of the House, the Honourable Nancy Pelosi, and the Honourable Edward Markey, Chairman of the Energy and Environment Sub-Committee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

A delegation of indigenous leaders from Canada and the U.S. will hold a media briefing in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, September 22. The leaders are in the U.S. capital this week to discuss their concerns over the impacts of tar sands development with high-ranking officials in light of deliberations over the Keystone XL pipeline project.

July 14, 2011

Is natural gas a climate change solution for Canada?

New report finds numerous problems with push to expand natural gas production

By David Suzuki Foundation, Pembina Institute

Some common government and industry assumptions about the role of natural gas in combating climate change do not hold up to scrutiny, according to an in-depth study released today by the David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute.

July 14, 2011

Le gaz naturel est-il une bonne solution pour contrer le changement climatique au Canada?

Une nouvelle étude révèle de nombreux problèmes quant à l’expansion de la production de gaz naturel

By David Suzuki Foundation, Pembina Institute

Certaines des hypothèses avancées par les gouvernements et l'industrie à propos du rôle du gaz naturel dans la lutte aux changements climatiques ne tiennent pas la route selon une étude minutieuse publiée aujourd'hui par la Fondation David Suzuki et l'Institut Pembina.

Detailed analysis by the Pembina Institute examines the structure and significance of the Obama Administration's plans to start regulating industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions next month. Despite the Government of Canada's stated intent to harmonize its climate change policies with the U.S., there are currently no proposed Canadian federal regulations to limit GHGs from key industry sectors like the oilsands.

Nov. 29, 2011

New report highlights dangers associated with tar sands pipeline to British Columbia

Report warns that corrosive oil, dangerous pathway and treacherous seas make Northern Gateway project an unnecessary threat

By Pembina Institute, Living Oceans Society, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

A new report highlights the dangers associated with transporting tar sands oil by Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway project, both along the pipeline pathway and on B.C.'s sensitive coast, which massive oil tankers would be navigating for the first time. The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Pembina Institute and Living Oceans Society has also been endorsed by nine British Columbia organizations.

Nov. 29, 2010

Pembina Institute to release new analysis of U.S. greenhouse gas regulations for industry

Experts available to comment on the upcoming U.S. EPA regulations and their implications for Canada in advance of a technical briefing on Thursday

The Pembina Institute will release a detailed analysis of the upcoming EPA regulations at a technical briefing on Thursday in Ottawa, where representatives will explain the new U.S. approach to regulating industrial emissions and what it could mean for Canada.

The Pembina Institute responds to the U.S. Department of State's announcement regarding additional review of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Marlo Raynolds responds to Minister Prentice's resignation.

Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, responds to the Obama administration’s denial of the application for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Pembina Institute responds to President Obama’s speech announcing his climate action plan.

Clare Demerse, associate director of the Pembina Institute's climate change program, responds to the release of the "Parallel Paths" report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE).

Comments made in response to the release of the U.S. State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL pipeline proposal.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Danielle Droitsch, U.S. Policy Director for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to a letter sent by 11 American Senators to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding her department's review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would more than double U.S. imports of Canadian oilsands:

First Nations leaders brought concerns over tar sands development to U.S. officials in Washington D.C. this week. The delegation of Canadian and American First Nations leaders met with officials at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the State Department, the Department of Interior and others. They also discussed their experiences and concerns with the staff of key congressional representatives and non-governmental organizations.

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