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CANADA--GOOD NEWS! Alberta Conservation Plan Stuns Oil Patch


Environment  (tags: GoodNews, government, environment, oil sands, tar sands, TAR SANDS, OIL SANDS, CANDA ENERGY PROJECTS, conservation, world, protection, humans, ecosystems, destruction, healthconditions, Sustainabililty, energy, habitat )

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- 2995 days ago - theglobeandmail.com
The Alberta government has proposed new environmental rules that would revoke a number of oil sands leases - including those which already have active projects - in an effort to protect sensitive habitat, wildlife and forest land in the most industrialize



   

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Bette M (91)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 2:05 am
Man has just got to stop tearing up
the earth & all the natural animal habitats!!!

We must stop the greed against Mother Nature!!!!!

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011......
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 2:31 am
Good proposal as long as they carry it through.
 

Cristina M (137)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 4:48 am
I really hope it they become a reality.
 

Carol H (229)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 4:52 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Lindsey Williams (234)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 5:51 am
Noted! I really hope that works out. Thank you.
 

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 6:15 am
Let's keep our fingers crossed.
 

Cher C (1424)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 7:47 am


Thnx for posting hun!

 

Sarah Z (10)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 7:51 am
That's great!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 10:27 am
I agree...wonderful proposal if it becomes reality. Almost too good to be true! I hope it works out.
 

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 10:46 am
Good for Canada!
 

bj. shaw (61)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 11:12 am
First let me state this is proposed not passed legislation.

Second the Machiavellian nature of this government knows no bounds they simply do not practice what they preach.

Third I believe this is a attempt to try to persuade international focus away from the issues so they can continue with there business as usual. The Premier Stelmack has resigned and is on his way out so he can propose anything and the administration behind him is not in any way obligated to such hollow promises.

Finally I would urge all of you to keep the pressure up as this is a kick in the pants to both provincial and national government. There is nothing that defeats a Machiavellian like exposing them for what they are.

How do I know this I was born in Alberta and have a very long memory. Yes this is Too Good To Be True!
 

David C (75)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 11:22 am
I'll keep my fingers crossed....
 

Olive Tassell (7)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 12:57 pm
A good reason to elect any party that will come through with this kind of promise. Better yet raise the Corporate tax level go back whatever years. Revoke all oil sands licenses, with Alberta's potential for wind power invest there now much larger than so far.
 

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 2:39 pm
Thanks for this controversial article Cal. This has not been passed and I hope these big and powerful corporations will bend. This could end up in the court system for years, unfortunately.
Like it was said in the article these actions should have taken place 50 years ago!!
 

wilma s. (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 2:42 pm
Now if our gov't would act on the same advice as this!
 

Ralph F (70)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 3:17 pm
Very good news. Public pressure can have an effect on some politicians.
 

Monica D (580)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 5:24 pm
We need to reduce our use of oil.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 6:09 pm
Who's writing the checks?
 

Mike S (86)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 6:13 pm
This is good news. Thanks for posting Cal. I love this GreenPeace slam of the tarsands:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weS0-7sBgHw
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 6:49 pm
Good, now stop all of them.
 

Susan S (187)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 7:41 pm
Thanks for posting.
 

Susanne R (236)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 7:48 pm
Let's hope these proposed rules become reality --but we all know how powerful the energy industry is and the lengths to which they'll go to suck every drop of oil from this earth, not matter what the consequences might be. A pat on the back to our friend and neighbor in the North, and the best of luck to them in their dealings with the corporations who've already signed leases.
 

Doug G (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 8:23 pm
This is the same game many in the US play. Until it is written as law, my cynicism refuses to let me get estatic about this news. If Canada is anything like the US the politicians make alliances with the corporate to the detriment of all else. At one time, I thought Canada was of greater moral character but since this tar sands thing has come about, they seem hell bent on acting like the worst players in the US do. Lets hope Canadians have more of a voice there than the average american has.
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 9:52 pm
Noted and thanx Cal
 

Justin R (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 10:33 pm
Lets' keep at it. There is only one answer: NO! Never!
 

Ruth R (246)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 11:01 pm
noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 11:45 pm
Fingers, toes, and paws crossed in this household that this proposal doesn't get sidetracked to oblivion......
 

Cindy Black (61)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 12:44 am
Excellent! I am hopeful...
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 2:20 am
Excellent news.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 4:31 am
Very good news all the best
 

Jennifer Baker (16)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 5:50 am
This is fantastic!!! Way to go Alberta.
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 9:21 am
Thanks Cal. Note please, it says "draft form". Since money is at stake here, ephemeral though it is, I'm not cheering yet. Ephemeral money vs. environment. Which has the most wins?
 

Phil T. (0)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 1:14 pm
Let's hope for change and yet be vigilant to see how this plays out further during the election time.
 

Samantha Hodder (2)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 1:40 pm
thanks
 

Anna S (0)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 5:47 pm
"The area in question “represents huge amounts of jobs, huge amounts of royalties, huge amounts of upside for the public,”"

Just love how the dirty energy czars ALWAYS bring up how beneficial raping the Earth is for everyone but themselves...
 

Anna S (0)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 5:52 pm
"Welcome to ---------------- http://www.vipstores.net ==---"

Please flag as inappropriate. Knock-off crap from third world countries.
 

Elvira S (82)
Friday April 8, 2011, 4:34 pm
Hmmh....will greed get in the way or will common sense finally win? My guess, unfortunately i,s that hunger for
oil and the profits from its extraction will win.
 

David E (1)
Monday April 18, 2011, 4:15 am
This is great
 

jane richmond (10)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 8:07 am
great
 
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