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The ESAA Weekly News is a free electronic newsletter that delivers information on upcoming ESAA and industry events, regulatory updates, environmental news and announcements for the environment industry in Alberta. The newsletter is delivered approximately every week, via e-mail with a link to a PDF document.

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending January 28th, 2022

  RemTech East / Canadian Water Summit Announce Keynote Speakers RemTech East and the Canadian Water Summit are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the joint conference being held June 1-3, 2022 at the Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls. The conference will kick off with Nik Nanos, founder of Nanos Research, one of Canada’s most distinguished research companies.  Nik’s engaging

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ESAA Weekly News – Weed ending January 14th, 2022

Survey finds oilsands environmental monitoring ineffective after 10 years (Source: CBC News) Alberta doesn’t have a good grasp of the overall environmental impacts of the oilsands a decade after implementing monitoring that was supposed to provide it, internal government documents suggest. In July, Alberta Environment and Parks surveyed dozens of scientists and other participants in the Oilsands Monitoring Program, a

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending December 17th, 2021

  New Chair Named – Alberta Environmental Appeals Board Alberta’s government has appointed Dr. Chidinma B. Thompson as Chair of the Environmental Appeals Board to help inform the board’s independent decisions and advance the conservation, enhancement and wise stewardship of AB’s environment. An award-winning lawyer and trained arbitrator with a Ph.D. in law focused in Natural Resources, and Energy and Environmental

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending December 10th, 2021

Banned for decades, releasing oilsands tailings water is now on the horizon (Source: CBC News) The federal government has begun developing regulations to allow oilsands operators in northern Alberta to begin releasing treated tailings water back into the environment, something that’s been prohibited for decades. Currently, companies must store any water used to extract oil during the mining process because

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending December 3rd, 2021

AER finalizes new requirements to manage oil and gas liability December 1, 2021… The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has finalized new requirements to manage oil and gas liability. The introduction of these new tools marks a major milestone for Alberta in implementing a new approach to manage liability in the province. “The Government of Alberta has given us the tools

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending November 19th, 2021

Alberta Site Rehabilitation Program Update November 17th, 2021 ESAA is looking forward to the next IAC meeting scheduled for Nov 29, 2021 at which time Minister Sonya Savage will be joining the committee. We wanted to share with our members some recently received communications from the Minister’s office. The IAC along with other stakeholders in the industry have shared with

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ESAA Weekly News – Week Ending November 5th, 2021

      RemTech East June 1-3, 2022Fallsview Casino and ResortNiagara Falls, ON Details, Call for Abstracts, Early Bird Registration ESAA is pleased to announce RemTech Eastbeing held in conjunction with Canadian Water Summit, June 1-3, 2022 at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls. Building on the overwhelming success of 20 years of RemTech and ESAA’s long track record

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ESAA Weekly News – Week Ending October 22nd, 2021

  AER lays charges against Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. October 21, 2021… The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has laid charges against Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. for a release of acidic water that flowed into a nearby creek. The release occurred in October 2019 at Tidewater’s Ram River sour gas processing plant near Rocky Mountain House. The 10 charges,

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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 applying for an approval under

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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 the organization to better protect

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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 by the  Environmental Law Centre

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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 various environmental initiatives and features

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