ESAA Weekly News – Week ending October 8th, 2021

AER: New Alberta Environment and Parks Directive for In Situ Projects with Non-saline Groundwater in Contact with Bitumen On September 29, 2021, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) issuedDirective for the Assessment of Non-saline Groundwater in Direct Contact with Bitumen for In Situ Operations. This directive sets out requirements that in situ operators that hold or are […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending September 24th, 2021

‘Blindsided’: Alberta farmers fret as regulator eyes moving bankrupt company’s idle oil wells to new insolvent firm Ongoing pattern of companies trading environmental liabilities rather than cleaning up after themselves Author of the article:Geoffrey MorganPublishing date:Sep 22, 2021  •  1 day ago  •  8 minute read  •  20 Comments An abandoned oil well site in Alberta. […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending September 17th, 2021

ESAA Member News   Alberta: Keeping upland bird habitat intact New funding for the Pheasants Forever Calgary chapter will help protect wildlife habitat along public rights-of-way on rural roads. Alberta’s Recovery Plan is building a healthier, stronger, more biologically diverse environment for the benefit of all Albertans. Alberta’s government is providing a $256,200 grant to […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending September 3rd, 2021

Free, open access to Alberta environmental enforcement files Alberta’s government is helping everyday Albertans by  launching a new web-based service to provide Albertans with free and direct access to environmental enforcement history records. The Environmental Historical Enforcement Search will be available through the Alberta government website at alberta.ca/environmental-historical-enforcement-search. Previously, searches were completed for a fee […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending August 27th, 2021

City of Leduc releases Environmental Progress Report (Source: Environment Journal) The City of Leduc’s 2020 Environmental Progress Report is now available. Despite challenges faced as a result of COVID-19, the City noted that it continued to demonstrate its dedication to environmental stewardship last year. Published annually, the progress report offers an update on the city’s […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending August 13th, 2021

About 19,000 litres of diesel fuel spilled in southeast Calgary train derailment: fire department (Source: Global News) A cleanup operation is underway in southeast Calgary after about 19,000 litres of diesel fuel spilled on Wednesday night when a train derailed. The Calgary Fire Department said two trains collided on the same track in the area […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending August 6th, 2021

AER: Invitation for Feedback on Proposed New Requirements for Geothermal Resource Development In October 2020, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 36: Geothermal Resource Development Act. Under that act, which has not yet been proclaimed, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will have the authority to regulate the safe, efficient, and responsible development of Alberta’s geothermal […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending July 30th, 2021

Up to 80% in Wage Funding Available to Grow Your Team this Year ECO Canada’s full-time wage funding programs are now open and offer up to 80% in wage subsidies (to a maximum of 25K) for employers hiring young professionals working in environmental & natural resources jobs. Additional funding for wraparound services, including training costs, […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending July 16th, 2021

Soil contamination leads to $800,000 in remediation at Cochrane Transit Hub and Innovation Centre site (Source: Cochrane Today) COCHRANE— Site work at the Cochrane Transit Hub and Innovation Centre has unearthed contamination that will require up to $800,000 in remediation. The Town faces an “unfortunate reality” with the emerging contamination sites at the Transit Hub […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending July 9th, 2021

Alberta SRP Periods 7 & 8 Details Announced Grant period 7: Application period 7 is scheduled to start in the second half of July 2021 and remain open until March 31, 2022. In order to give licensees time to plan their projects, the following overview is being provided in advance.$100 million in funding will be […]