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Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director of the Pembina Institute, has been named to Canada's 2014 Clean50 list, which recognizes Canadian leaders advancing sustainability and clean capitalism.

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.

Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the release of the 2013 Ontario provincial budget.

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

April 24, 2013

Commuters turning to zombies throughout Toronto region: video

Experts fear congestion could lead to full-scale “gridlockalypse”

Video footage released today by the Pembina Institute suggests there are zombies commuting in the greater Toronto region. The video shows the zombies waiting for the bus for up to 45 minutes in communities underserved by transit, while others appear to be trapped in gridlock on the region’s congested highways.

Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director at the Pembina Institute, commented on the results from the City of Toronto’s public consultation process on transportation issues.

Statement by the Pembina Institute on the 2013 federal budget.

Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy at the Pembina Institute, responds to Ontario’s announcement that it will phase out its existing coal plants by 2013, one year earlier than expected.

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.

P.J. Partington, a policy analyst with the Pembina Institute’s climate change program, responds to the release of Environment Canada’s 2012 emissions trends report

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.

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.

By Ecojustice

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.

Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, comments on the new joint Canada-Alberta implementation plan for oilsands monitoring.

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

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