Caribou - Endangered

RALLY! No Tar Sands, No Pipelines, No Tankers - No Problems!

No Tar Sands, No Tankers, No Pipeline, No Problem

What: Solidarity Rally!
When: SATURDAY OCTOBER 16th, 1pm
Where: Gazebo Park (next to Strathcona Farmer's Market), Edmonton

No Tar Sands, No Tankers, No Pipeline, No Problem - Clean Energy Now!

Stand in solidarity with communities from Alberta to the BC coast fighting the Tar Sands, the most environmentally devastating project in human history. There will be rallies happening on Oct.16th and 17th in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and in Prince George to send the message loud and clear that the extraction and transportation of dirty oil is NOT the answer!

Sierra Club calls for TOTAL rejection of Tar Sands Joslyn Mine

OCTOBER 7, 2010 EDMONTON — The Joint Review Panel should not approve TOTAL’s Joslyn North tar sands mine, said Sierra Club Prairie, in its final submissions today at the ongoing hearings. After days of expert testimony and cross-examination, Total’s proponents were unable to deny the negative environmental impacts of their new mine proposal. The evidence presented by NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen pertaining to climate change impacts, Petr Cizek pertaining to the gaps in accounting for cumulative negative effects, and Dr. Bill Donahue regarding water contamination were particularly condemning.... Read more »

RELEASE: Sierra Club calls for TOTAL rejection of Tar Sands Joslyn Mine

OCTOBER 7, 2010 EDMONTON — The Joint Review Panel should not approve TOTAL’s Joslyn North tar sands mine, said Sierra Club Prairie, in its final submissions today at the ongoing hearings. After days of expert testimony and cross-examination, Total’s proponents were unable to deny the negative environmental impacts of their new mine proposal. The evidence presented by NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen pertaining to climate change impacts, Petr Cizek pertaining to the gaps in accounting for cumulative negative effects, and Dr. Bill Donahue regarding water contamination were particularly condemning.... Read more »

Biodiversity 100: Actions for the Americas

Argentina – forest protection

Action: Implement a landmark law to prevent forest clearing for agriculture

 Deforestation South America, Chaco in Paraguay

Deforestation of the Chaco. Photograph: Guyra/WLT

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Residents respond to Lower Athabasca Land Use Plan

The provincial government's open house on its land-use framework for this region was the largest yet in terms of turn-out.

While a variety of concerns were offered by the some 76 members of the general public who attended Wednesday night, protection of the Clearwater River, especially from Nexen Inc.'s water withdrawal application, was one of the more popular topics of conversation.

"I was looking at the comment board afterward and there was a lot of comments about that. They marshalled their forces and made themselves heard. That was good," said Duncan MacDonnell, spokesman for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.

As for the attendance figures, he added, "That's the largest yet for the process; the most we've had at any one session. It kept going until after 8 p.m., so very popular."... Read more »

            

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