Alberta Oilsands Environment

Alberta Oilsands Monitoring Needs Clearer Goals: Review

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

The program was set up in 2012 after intense criticism of how the Alberta government was doing the job.

Oilsands Monitoring Group Votes Not To Disband Despite Faltering Funding

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

In recent years industry has argued against funding the group, saying other initiatives like the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring program and the Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance fulfill a similar role.

How Much Has The Oilsands' Environmental Record Improved?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Alberta

Progress is happening. But most acknowledge it's a slow and incremental process.

Alberta Should Be An Environmental Leader: Premier

CBC | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

Alberta must become a world leader in environmental stewardship or risk being left behind, Premier Jim Prentice said Saturday in Banff. In a speech...

Sunny Freeman

Government Memo Criticized Top Biologist For Oilsands Comments | Sunny Freeman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

One of Canada’s top biologists says he will not stop talking to the media after a government memo accused him of bias and speaking out of turn about...

Oilsands Health Horrors

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Alberta

WASHINGTON - American opponents of the Alberta oil industry shared horror stories Wednesday about its impact on human health as they promised to expan...

Surprising News About Alberta's Oilsands

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A report by an environmental monitoring agency has found the variety of plants and animals in the oilsands area is largely healthy.But the ...

Oilsands Cleanup Harder Than Thought

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's energy industry has found that cleaning up oilsands tailings is much harder than it thought.The province's energy regulator says ...

Government To Finally Make Oilsands Environmental Data Public

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - The federal and Alberta governments are finally ready to make research and data from their oilsands monitoring program public.Federal Environ...

'There's No Accountability'

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Environmentalists are trying to force the Alberta government to show it's followed through on previous recommendations to reduce the impact...