Groups call for removal of Bruce Carson from Tar Sands panel

Edmonton – Following the launch of an RCMP investigation into Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former senior policy advisor Bruce Carson, Alberta environmental and Indigenous groups are calling for the immediate and permanent removal of Carson from the provincial tar sands water monitoring panel. Continue reading Groups call for removal of Bruce Carson from Tar Sands panel

Northern Alberta residents learn to sample air quality near tar sands

Edmonton – Growing criticism of the Stelmach government’s and the oil industry’s air quality monitoring in communities near tar-sands operations has spurred residents from the Peace and Athabasca regions to take matters into their own hands, attending independent training workshops to arm themselves with answers to the ongoing health issues plaguing their communities. Continue reading Northern Alberta residents learn to sample air quality near tar sands

Greenpeace calls for postponing Total’s tar sands proposal

Edmonton – Greenpeace is asking provincial and federal governments to postpone hearings on Total’s proposed new tar sands mine. The move follows the announcement this week of a federal scientific panel to study the tar sands effects on water, and calls by First Nation leaders and Hollywood Director James Cameron for a moratorium. Continue reading Greenpeace calls for postponing Total’s tar sands proposal