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March 13, 2015 Government plan fails to protect lower Athabasca River when most needed New water management framework leaves river exposed to unacceptable risk
The lower Athabasca River will continue to be exposed to significant risks under the Surface Water Quantity Management Framework released today by the Government of Alberta.
Erin Flanagan, analyst at the Pembina Institute, responds to the Government of Alberta’s new Tailings Management Framework for Mineable Oilsands.
Chris Severson-Baker, managing director of the Pembina Institute, responds to the Government of Alberta’s announcement that its climate change regulations are being extended.
Nov. 12, 2014 Pembina reacts to U.S.-China climate announcement
Statement in response to a resolution in Quebec's national assembly on the proposed Energy East pipeline
Analysis finds stronger climate policies needed to encourage a switch away from coal use, and a reduced role for natural gas in a carbon-constrained world
Matt Horne, B.C. Associate Regional Director for the Pembina Institute, made the following comments following the tabling of B.C.’s legislation to limit carbon pollution from liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals:
Aug. 14, 2014 Pembina reacts to Alberta report on oilsands air pollution Government of Alberta report shows many air quality trigger levels near the oilsands have been exceeded
Amin Asadollahi, oilsands program director at the Pembina Institute, comments in response to the release of a Status of Management Response report for the Lower Athabasca Region, which shows evidence that air quality triggers in northeastern Alberta have been exceeded.
Statement in response to a technical review released by the Alberta Energy Regulator, looking at the causes of bitumen flowing to the surface at Canadian Natural Resources Limited’s Primrose oilsands facility.
Erin Flanagan, analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Canadian federal government’s final decision on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
June 2, 2014 Pembina reacts to U.S. plan to cut pollution from power plants U.S. action in sharp contrast with Canada’s ongoing failure to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas sector
Simon Dyer, senior spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, responds to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement today of a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution from coal-fired power plants.
New poll results show that 76 per cent of Albertans support the Government of Alberta requiring stronger greenhouse gas performance regulations for industrial facilities.
April 24, 2014 Poll: British Columbians ready to shift away from fossil fuels Seven in ten see economic opportunity in developing cleaner sources of energy
New polling research reveals that British Columbians want the province to produce, use and export fewer fossil fuels and embrace cleaner sources of energy instead.
April 16, 2014 Pembina reacts to Alberta Energy Regulator's response to recommendations from the Peace River oilsands emissions hearing
Statement related to the Alberta Energy Regulator’s announcement that it would deliver on all recommendations made in response to a public investigation into emissions from oilsands development in the Peace River region.
Feb. 6, 2014 Energy East: new report assesses pipeline's climate impact Proposed west-to-east pipeline would have major environmental ramifications
The proposed Energy East pipeline would enable a significant increase in Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the first public estimate of the west-to-east pipeline’s upstream climate impact.
Feb. 6, 2014 Énergie Est : un nouveau rapport évalue l'impact de l'oléoduc sur le climat Le projet d’oléoduc ouest-est aurait des répercussions majeures sur l’environnement
Le projet d’oléoduc Énergie Est entraînerait une augmentation importante des émissions de gaz à effet de serre générées au Canada, selon la première évaluation publique portant sur les conséquences en amont de la mise en place de l’oléoduc ouest-est et les effets sur le climat.
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.
Dec. 19, 2013 Pembina reacts to review panel recommendation on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline
Pembina Institute response to the joint review panel’s recommendation for approval, with conditions, of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, responds to the release of the federal government’s decision statement for the Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion project.
Oct. 24, 2013 Pembina reacts to Environment Canada's projections for national greenhouse gas emissions
P.J. Partington, climate policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to Environment Canada’s publication of Canada’s Emissions Trends 2013.
Pembian reacts to B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s comment that her government’s commitment to producing the "cleanest" liquefied natural gas in the world applies only to the liquefaction process.
Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, responds to Auditor General Merwan Saher's commitment to undertake an audit of pipeline safety.
June 25, 2013 Pembina reacts to Obama's new climate plan
Pembina Institute responds to President Obama’s speech announcing his climate action plan.
June 24, 2013 New analysis shows that weak oil and gas regulations would paint Ottawa into a corner for its climate target
With the federal government’s latest deadline to announce greenhouse gas regulations for the oil and gas sector just a week away, new analysis from the Pembina Institute highlights the consequences of adopting a weaker-than-required approach to this high-profile industry.
April 29, 2013 Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released
Two years after the Pembina Institute outlined 19 steps toward responsible oilsands development in a report entitled Solving the Puzzle, very little progress has been made on the recommended policy improvements, according to an update released by the Institute today.
Matt Horne, climate change program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to the British Columbia NDP’s promise to broaden the provincial carbon tax, if elected.
April 2, 2013 New report outlines criteria for effective greenhouse gas regulations on Canada's oil and gas sector Forthcoming federal rules a make-or-break moment for Canada’s 2020 climate target
New recommendations released today by the Pembina Institute set the bar for forthcoming federal greenhouse gas regulations by showing what’s needed from the oil and gas sector to get Canada on track to hit its national climate target.
April 2, 2013 Un nouveau rapport définit les critères pour l’élaboration d’une réglementation efficace sur les GES dans le secteur du pétrole et du gaz au Canada La réglementation fédérale à venir aura des conséquences déterminantes sur l’atteinte de l’objectif de 2020
Le gouvernement fédéral a annoncé qu’il publierait avant l’été la réglementation destinée à limiter les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES) dans le cadre du processus de production et de traitement du pétrole et du gaz au Canada.
March 21, 2013 Pembina reacts to release of the 2013 federal budget
Statement by the Pembina Institute on the 2013 federal budget.
Feb. 25, 2013 New report shows path to better oilsands, climate accountability for Alberta and Canada
As Canada faces increasing scrutiny of the weak climate change policy for oilsands development, a new report illustrates how the Alberta and federal governments can better manage those emissions and improve the country’s international reputation.
Nov. 22, 2012 Investing federal oil and gas subsidies in clean energy would bring Canada 18,000 more jobs, a healthier economy and a cleaner environment
A new report released today by Blue Green Canada – Canada’s foremost entity to bring unions and environmentalists together – shows that investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency would create more jobs than the same amount of investment in fossil fuels.
Nov. 21, 2012 Environmental groups, First Nations join in opposition to omnibus Bill C-45 Massive bill before Parliament further undermines Canadian democracy and environment, groups say in open letter
First Nations and environmental, recreation and grassroots groups supported by more than half a million Canadians today issued an open letter opposing the federal government’s controversial second omnibus bill, C-45, as the proposed legislation enters final rounds of debate in Parliament this week.
The Oil Sands Environmental Coalition (OSEC) — comprised of the Pembina Institute, the Alberta Wilderness Association and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association, and represented by Ecojustice — will present evidence this week that clearly demonstrates that the Shell Jackpine mine expansion is not in the public interest.
With public hearings into a proposed oilsands mine expansion set to begin today, a coalition of environmental groups is calling on the joint federal-provincial review panel to reject the project.
After missing a mandatory legal deadline to submit a draft recovery strategy for woodland caribou by four years, the federal government has also failed to produce a final recovery strategy for woodland caribou on time.
June 19, 2012 Pembina reacts to passage of Bill C-38
Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government's passage of Bill C-38, the omnibus budget bill:
May 30, 2012 New report presents solutions to manage economic downsides of oilsands development Pembina Institute analysis identifies significant challenges for the Canadian economy if impacts of the oilsands boom are left unaddressed
In the Shadow of the Boom: How oilsands development is reshaping Canada’s economy reviews the extent to which oilsands production and exports are affecting Canada’s economy, and explores the longer-term economic implications of increased reliance on oilsands expansion to support economic growth and generate public revenue.
May 7, 2012 Environmental groups launch major campaign to defend nature and democracy Black Out Speak Out groups will darken websites nationwide in protest against efforts to silence Canadians
The federal government’s attack on nature and democracy means “silence is not an option” for Canadians according to a national campaign, being launched Monday, May 7, by the country’s leading environmental organizations.
The Pembina Institute comments on Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver’s announcement that the federal government will weaken environmental oversight of resource development projects.
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