Scientists, Doctors, Leadership, Fishers, Community Members to call on Federal Government to Establish Monitoring Program.
Press Conference Thursday Sept. 16, 10:00 a.m.
Local fishers report increasing numbers of unhealthy fish in the lower Athabasca River, Delta and Lake Athabasca. University of Alberta researchers documented unhealthy fish during 2008 sampling. These waterbodies are located downstream of oil sands industrial development. Recently, two peer-reviewed publications documented industrial releases of pollutants, which are toxic at low concentrations, to the Athabasca River and its tributaries.
A letter will be released at the press conference calling on the Federal Government to establish a fish health monitoring program.... Read more »
We here at the Sierra Club Prairie think that the government's use of the people of Alberta's money to advertise corporate oil business is in both poor taste and unethical. As such, we have reworked the advertisements they are playing as far as Time Square in New York to what they really should be.
They appear to like the catch phrase "Tell It Like It Is", so we will, even if they don't.
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9 September 2010 (Toronto) — Greenpeace today released a comprehensive analysis of Canada’s energy potential that challenges the need for dirty oil from the tar sands and shows that Canada can create tens of thousands of green jobs, while providing over 90 per cent of the country’s electricity and heating needs from renewable sources by 2050.
“Greenpeace worked with energy experts to show how Canada can break its addiction to dirty tar sands oil, coal and gas and save consumers $5.3 billion a year by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency,” said Keith Stewart, Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner. “We challenge the oil industry and governments to lay out their plan for protecting Canadians from climate change and rising costs for fossil fuels. It’s past time for this debate.”... Read more »
The Energy [R]evolution shows us how going beyond oil is possible. Today we took our message to world leaders at the World Energy Congress in Montreal. (Picture)
Syncrude Canada chairman Marcel Coutu stood before a business-friendly Vancouver lunch crowd and fired a salvo in defence of the Alberta tarsands giant's environmental record.
"A lot of you may not have heard about us until the last five years." Coutu told a Vancouver Board of Trade meeting Thursday. "There's been a lot said in the press, a lot of it not very flattering, and that's the reason why we've had to take up the communication task of countering some of those exaggerations."
Coutu, who also is president and CEO of Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., took pains to point to the environmental improvements tarsands companies have made over recent years.... Read more »