By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Environmental groups are calling on the federal government to step in after oilsands tailing ponds grew by 90 million cubic metres in 2020 despite a drop in oil production, according to a report released last week by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).
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By Jake Cardinal, Alberta Native News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
(ANNews) – The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has lifted environmental monitoring restrictions for all oil and gas companies in the province. The lifted restrictions allow for Alberta oil and gas to suspend the monitoring of air, water, and wildlife around worksites.
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By Roy L Hales
Catherine McKenna, Canada’s new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, has already been in Paris. She met with her international counterparts for three days to discuss key issues prior to the upcoming United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP 21). Some of the most interesting comments came from the twitter feed. They started after McKenna tweeted, “Canada is back in the fight against Climate Change.”
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