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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.

Erin Flanagan, Analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s (CNRL) application to resume steaming operations near areas experiencing on-going bitumen-emulsion releases.

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.

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.

Nov. 13, 2013

Oilsands boom brings economic risks: report

Governments should do more to mitigate risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands expansion

By Julia Kilpatrick, Équiterre

The rapid pace of oilsands development is creating economic risks and regional disparities that need to be addressed, according to a new report released today by the Pembina Institute and Équiterre.

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.

Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench has quashed a government decision not to allow the Pembina Institute and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association to participate in the regulatory review of a proposed oilsands project.

Jennifer Grant, oilsands program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today concerning the release of the Alberta Wetland Policy.

Sept. 5, 2013

Pembina Institute takes province to court over right to speak at oilsands hearings

Government documents show precedent of province blocking Pembina’s participation in oilsands hearings because of critical analysis of government policies

The Pembina Institute was in court today appealing a Government of Alberta decision not to allow the energy policy think tank to participate in the regulatory review of a proposed in situ oilsands project, arguing the government broke provincial rules for public participation in the review of energy projects.

Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the release of the joint review panel decision report on the proposed Shell Jackpine Mine Expansion.

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

Nathan Lemphers, senior policy analyst with the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to British Columbia’s final written argument to the Northern Gateway Panel.

April 29, 2013

Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released

With substantial progress on only two of 19 recommendations, faster implementation of oilsands environmental solutions needed to secure social license for future development

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.

April 25, 2013

Pembina Institute to release progress update on road map to responsible oilsands development

Journalists are invited to attend an in-depth media briefing prior to release

Matt Horne, climate change program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to BC NDP leader Adrian Dix’s opposition to Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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.

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.

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