ESAA Weekly News – Week ending June 18th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services   RemTech 2021 October 13-15, 2021Fairmont Banff Springs Registration Now Open  ESAA is pleased to announce that RemTech is back and (assuming restrictions also) will be in-person at the Fairmont Banff Springs, October 13-15th.  We hope you will join us to celebrate being together, along with RemTech‘s 20th […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending June 11th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services Protecting creeks and streams along the Eastern Slopes Tripling the funding to Cows and Fish will help protect creeks and streams on the Eastern Slopes.   Environment and Parks is providing the Cows and Fish program with $1 million in 2021-22 to support projects and initiatives that protect […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending June 4th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services Alberta Company, directors plead guilty to environmental charges A Calgary-based company and the directors of two other companies have been sentenced after each pleaded guilty to charges under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The charges relate to an April 2017 incident in which excavated fill contaminated with […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending May 28th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services Abandoned oil and gas wells will be cleaned up despite backlog: Alberta regulator (Source: Red Deer Avocate) EDMONTON — There’s lots of life in Alberta’s conventional oil industry and plenty of resources and political will to clean up the mess it leaves behind, says the head of the […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending May 21st, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services Alberta Jobs Now Program The Alberta Jobs Now program will provide up to $370 million to help private and non-profit businesses support much-needed jobs for unemployed and underemployed Albertans across the province and help Alberta’s economy recover. Employers will be able to apply for a grant that covers […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending May 14th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services   Alberta government knew bighorn sheep were contaminated with coal mine selenium, scientist says   (Source: Globe and Mail) Some herds of Alberta’s provincial animal are heavily contaminated with selenium from old coal mines, says research from a retired senior government biologist. Jeff Kneteman said Alberta Environment has […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending May 7th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services     Alberta: Financial deposits for reclamation work under review Alberta’s government is reviewing the Mine Financial Security Program to ensure appropriate funds are being collected to cover reclamation liabilities and ensure continuous program improvement. The Mine Financial Security Program (MFSP) is one of many liability management programs […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending April 30th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services    ESAA’s Role in The Alberta Site Rehabilitation Program It has been a year since the federal and provincial governments announced a $1 billion program to clean-up inactive wells in Alberta. The goals of the program (which are being managed by Alberta Energy) were to immediately get Alberta’s […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending April 23rd, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services   Suncor pleads guilty to chemical release Suncor Energy Products Partnership Produits Suncor Energie, S.E.N.C. has pleaded guilty to one count under environmental legislation related to a release of hydrogen sulphide gas at one of its facilities. The incident took place on July 18, 2018, at the Edmonton […]

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending April 16th, 2021

  AER: Changes To Well Spacing Requirements Well spacing refers to the number of wells in a given surface area. Historically, well spacing was prescribed based on production type and area to ensure that resource conservation was maximized. Those prescriptions were developed in the context of vertical wells targeting conventional pools. As development has moved […]