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This week on Terra Informa, Andrea Wiebe met with Lliam Hildebrand of the Iron and Earth Organization about their work advocating for oil and gas development to incorporate more renewable energy. They discussed how oil and gas sector workers can adapt to and support the low carbon transition.
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UCP STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
Following the cancellation of the provincial carbon tax in June, the Alberta government is seeking feedback and conducting engagement on its new plan to cut greenhouse gases. Named the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction Program, the government is meeting with over 150 stakeholders, including representatives of the oil and gas sector, mining, and agriculture sector, among others. The public is also invited to weigh in on this plan, through an online survey.
Online survey to provide feedback: Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction Engagement
Global News: Alberta seeks feedback on greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan
Global News: Alberta makes it official: Bill passed and proclaimed to kill carbon tax
On Wednesday, July 17th, environmental groups around the country are planning to demonstrate outside CBC headquarters. Demonstrators are asking that the CBC host a federal leaders’ debate on the climate crisis and a green new deal. With over 11 million Canadians tuning in to the leaders’ debates, environmental groups are demonstrating to highlight the importance of informing the public about each candidate’s strategy to address the climate emergency. As the CBC finalizes plans for election coverage, demonstrators from coast to coast will be gathering outside studios during the six o’clock news to encourage the broadcaster to host this debate. Edmontonians interested in this demonstrating can visit the CBC studios in City Centre Mall at 10062 102 Ave.
Facebook page: Edmonton calls on the CBC to Change the Debate
Transmountain Pipeline Expansion Updates
The Transmountain Expansion Project has been the centre of a large debate about economic development and environmental conservation, as well as a discussion about the responsibilities of project proponents and the rights of affected communities.
Vancouver Sun: Conservationists file legal challenge to Trans Mountain pipeline reapproval
CBC News: First Nations launch new court challenge to Trans Mountain pipeline
CBC News: Environmental groups file new challenge to Trans Mountain pipeline expansion approval
Global News: Several B.C. First Nations launch legal challenge of re-approved Trans Mountain pipeline
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