Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta
EDMONTON - While Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach is in Washington this week seeking to assure Americans that there are no environmental problems associated with dirty tar sands development, Canadian environmental organizations are going to court tomorrow to challenge a massive tar sands operation north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.... Read more »
The $16 billion Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP) is the largest proposed industrial development in the history of Canada's north, with three natural gas anchor fields and two pipelines, the longest of which stretches from the Arctic Ocean to Alberta. If approved, this basin-opening megaproject would begin the transformation of the Mackenzie valley from wilderness to petro-industrial landscape.
The MGP is in the final stages of environmental assessment hearings conducted by the Joint Review Panel.
Please let the Panel know that you oppose the Mackenzie Gas Project.
At hearings in Inuvik last week, Sierra Club of Canada urged the Panel to reject the MGP unless:
• Mackenzie gas is used only for climate-friendly purposes (such as displacing coal-fired electricity generation) and not to expand tar sands development;
• A proper cumulative effects study is completed;... Read more »