Citizen Action Monitor

Pembina Institute corrects carbon pollution math of BC minister of environment

Minister Polak’s carbon pollution estimate for LNG project was 68% lower than fed’s environmental assessment. No 1691 Posted by fw, June 3, 2016 “Earlier this week, 90 scientists and climate experts … Continue reading

June 3, 2016

From Quebec’s legislature, great news for opponents of proposed Energy East pipeline

Legislature’s resolution effectively a vote of non-confidence in National Energy Board review process No 1186 Posted by fw, November 7, 2014 “We urge the National Energy Board to amend its … Continue reading

November 7, 2014

Harper’s inaction exposed in Pembina Institute’s analysis of Canada’s projected GHG emissions

Alberta is worst offender with emissions projected to increase by nearly 40 per cent No 1032 Posted by fw, April 13, 2014 “Climate policy is a shared responsibility between provincial … Continue reading

April 13, 2014

Pembina’s Executive Director fires back at smearing press reports in Calgary Herald and SunMedia

No doubt he knows these dogmatists aren’t interested in writing stories based on “analysis and research” No 933 Posted by fw, December 15, 2013 “It’s an unfortunate and unproductive indicator … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alberta Court quashes gov. decision to exclude Pembina from oilsands regulatory process

Judge calls Alberta gov. actions “tainted” and decision “biased” No 868 Posted by fw, October 03, 2013 Following up on a September 5, 2013 post, Pembina Institute takes Alberta Gov. … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pembina Institute takes Alberta Gov. to court for blocking its participation at oilsands hearings

Alberta government fails to honour already restrictive provincial rules limiting participation at hearings No 846 Posted by fw, September 5, 2013 “…documents obtained through Freedom of Information requests suggest that … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harper gov. Panel approves Shell tar sands project that will exceed air quality standards

Decision reflects “comprehensive summary of the failures of Alberta and Canada’s environmental management” No 806 Posted by fw, July 10, 2013 As climate-related disasters mount in Canada and beyond, the … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Obama’s new climate plan leaves Harper government stuck in the tar sands

No 790 Posted by fw, June 25, 2013 “While Canada has the same 2020 emissions target as the U.S., our federal government has not produced a plan to meet its … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Canada’s “oil and gas sector’s emissions would likely be higher in 2020 than they are today” Pembina Inst.

Harper government faced with tough choices to hit its 2020 emissions target No 789 Posted by fw, June 24, 2013 “In March, Environment Minister Peter Kent publicly committed to outline … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

GREAT NEWS – BC Government rejects proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline

The proposal failed to meet BC’s five strict conditions No 760 Posted by fw, May 31, 2013 “British Columbia thoroughly reviewed all of the evidence and submissions made to the … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

New study implies Alberta and federal politicians gambling with Canadians’ environmental wellbeing

They’re playing fast and loose with the truth. Premier Redford’s greenwashing speeches “ring hollow” No 734 Posted by fw, May 03, 2013 “Pembina’s report lays bare how little progress has … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Enbridge applies to pipe “highly corrosive” tar sands oil through Hamilton to Maine and on to China via supertankers

Given growing opposition to Northern Gateway, using existing pipeline connections could prove easier for Enbridge to win required approvals No 484 Posted by fw, May 22, 2012 “Alberta media…are pointing out that … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Stephen “Ethical Oil” Harper’s Budget Screws Mother Earth

Budget screws the planet for short-term gains No 449 Posted by fw, April 1, 2012 “This is known in the budget as “responsible resource development.” This perverse label includes putting … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Alberta’s emission reductions two-thirds short of target —Pembina Institute Report

No 369 Posted by fw, December 17, 2011 New report finds Alberta must strengthen emissions rules to meet climate commitments, Pembina Institute Media Release, December 16, 2011 CALGARY — In … Continue reading

December 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

COP17 last dash deal “leaves world on a course for more than 3˚C of warming” —Pembina Inst

No 360 Posted by fw, December 11, 2011 Vancouver — Matt Horne, director of the Pembina Institute’s climate change program, made the following statement in response to the conclusion of … Continue reading

December 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Is Canada’s “commitment” to a new global climate deal just more hot air?

No 357 Posted by fw, December 8, 2011 “Central to bridging differences and bringing countries together into a new agreement is the need for flexibility and creativity. It’s no coincidence … Continue reading

December 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ontario Conservatives way behind Liberals and NDP in promoting clean energy policies

No 281 Posted by fw, September 20, 2011 “Each party has plans in its platform to keep our lights on and build transportation infrastructure,” says Cherise Burda, director of Ontario … Continue reading

September 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Has the Pembina Institute found a chink in Canada’s Tar Sands’ armour?

No 198 Posted by fw, June 18, 2011 “[T]here’s been growing scrutiny from the international investment community on oilsands operations. There are increasing numbers of shareholder resolutions on the oilsands … Continue reading

June 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Calgary’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

No 131 Posted by fw, March 8, 2011 Thanks to the Pembina Institute for the heads-up on Calgary’s greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation plans, and for its own excellent related research … Continue reading

March 8, 2011 · Leave a comment