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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.
March 6, 2014 Pembina reacts to CNRL's application to resume oilsands operations while bitumen continues to leak near Cold Lake, Alberta
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.
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.
Nov. 13, 2013 Oilsands boom brings economic risks: report Governments should do more to mitigate risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands
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.
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.
Oct. 2, 2013 Court rules Alberta improperly excluded Pembina Institute from oilsands regulatory process
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.
Sept. 10, 2013 Pembina reacts to the release of the Alberta Wetland Policy
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 hearing
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.
June 25, 2013 Pembina reacts to Obama's new climate plan
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
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 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.
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. 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.
Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the release of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan.
July 16, 2012 Pembina reacts to oilsands monitoring update
Jennifer Grant, oilsands program director with Pembina Institute, made this statement in response to the joint Canada-Alberta update on oilsands monitoring.
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.
Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, will be available for interviews Tuesday, March 20, following his testimony at a U.S. Energy and Power subcommittee hearing on the future of energy technology with an emphasis on Canadian oilsands.
Feb. 23, 2012 Groups take environment minister to Federal Court over failure to protect woodland caribou, again
The fight to save woodland caribou herds threatened by oilsands development in northeastern Alberta is headed to Federal Court for the second time. Ecojustice, on behalf of the Pembina Institute and Alberta Wilderness Association, filed an application in the Federal Court today, seeking a court order to force Environment Minister Peter Kent to recommend emergency protection for the caribou and the habitat they need in order to survive.
Feb. 3, 2012 Pembina reacts to new joint oilsands monitoring plan
Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, comments on the new joint Canada-Alberta implementation plan for oilsands monitoring.
Jan. 25, 2012 Groups ask Federal Court to force Environment Minister’s hand on caribou Six months have passed since minister told to reconsider emergency protection of caribou in oilsands region
Environment Minister Peter Kent’s failure to reconsider emergency protection for woodland caribou in northeastern Alberta has prompted environmental groups to ask for the Federal Court’s help.
Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, responds to the Obama administration’s denial of the application for the Keystone XL pipeline.
In the most comprehensive assessment of Alberta’s climate change policies to date, a new report by the Pembina Institute concludes that Alberta’s current approach will deliver less than one third of the greenhouse gas reductions the Government of Alberta has committed to, but strengthening current policies could enable the province to meet its climate targets.
Responsible Action? An assessment of Alberta’s greenhouse gas policies provides a detailed evaluation of current regulations and financial incentives to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, and identifies key opportunities for the Government of Alberta to strengthen its approach to climate change.
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
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.
The Pembina Institute responds to the launch of the Government of Alberta's new oilsands information portal.
The Pembina Institute responds to the U.S. Department of State's announcement regarding additional review of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Representatives of the Pembina Institute comment on new reports from the federal environment commissioner, concerning Canada's record on climate action and oilsands environmental issues.
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