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“I didn’t come to Fort McMurray [Alberta] for the money. I thought I could have a positive impact on reducing the environmental footprint of our [oilsands] operations.”
One of the most significant players in the oilsands industry is also among Canada’s largest natural gas producers—and enhancing efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is an investment for both plays.
A new surface water quality monitoring program for the Lower Athabasca River in the heart of Alberta’s largest oilsands region released in March by federal Environment Minister Peter Kent will be incorporated into the work of a revamped provincial monitoring program, says the province’s environment minister.
Generations of lynxes, moose, deer, foxes and bears have come to take Imperial Oil Limited’s in situ oilsands installation at Cold Lake, Alta., for granted.
Christine Daly never expected to be working for Suncor Energy, Inc., or any oilsands company, for that matter. The 31-year-old, who holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and master’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Windsor, was raised in Tecumseh, Ont. Her expectation was to conduct research on the Great Lakes for most of her life, but a summer working for Suncor changed her path, leading her to embrace an opportunity to effect change from inside industry.
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An Alberta landowner who is suing the Alberta government in a case arising from claims of well water contamination has vowed to fight all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Sinopec Daylight Energy Ltd. has been fined $150,000 after a contractor’s failure to follow proper procedure contributed to a pipeline failure that resulted in the release of 391, 000 litres of process water into a creek in northwestern Alberta.
Today, the premier discusses environmental protection and the oilsands in part one of a two-part series. Tomorrow will feature his views on the importance of market access, the drop in oil prices and its impact on the province’s finances as well as his thoughts on a National Energy Strategy.
Calgary-based Veresen Inc.’s Jordan Cove Energy Project L.P. and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline., LP have received a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the United States.
The Alberta Energy Regulator is continuing an investigation into the deaths of 122 waterfowl after they came into contact with tailings ponds at mines in the Athabasca oilsands area.
The Alberta Energy Regulator is responding to reports of waterfowl coming into contact with oilsands mining infrastructure, including tailings ponds, in the Athabasca oilsands area.
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