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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending April 8th, 2022

Alberta Announces Extension of Site Rehabilitation Program Energy Minister Sonya Savage issued the following statement on updated timelines for the Site Rehabilitation Program: “The Site Rehabilitation Program has been a resounding success for Alberta. More than $780 million in grant funding has already been allocated to more than 500 Alberta-based companies, creating more than 3,700 jobs for hard-working Albertans. “More

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending April 1st, 2022

  Auditor General of Alberta: $1 billion job creation and environmental cleanup program lacks formal risk management processes Edmonton, Alberta, Canada… The Auditor General of Alberta found the Department of Energy has designed and implemented the Site Rehabilitation Program to meet the program’s objectives. Grants were issued promptly, which helped create employment in Alberta’s oil and gas sector during economically

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending March 18th, 2022

RemTech 2022 October 12-14, 2022Fairmont Banff Springs Call for Abstracts / Early Bird Registration  ESAA is pleased to announce that early bird registration is open for the 21st edition of RemTech.   RemTech 2022 will feature an out door tailgate party to start the conference, 55 exhibits, technical talks, networking opportunities and three great keynotes, featuring:   Mark Hineline, Author of Ground

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending March 11th, 2022

ESAA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Association will be held at the Hyatt Regency Calgary, on April 20th, 2022, at the hour of 3:00 pm for the following purposes: to approve the minutes of Members dated April 7th, 2021; to receive the report of the

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending February 25th, 2022

ESAA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Association will be held at the Hyatt Regency Calgary, on April 20th, 2022, at the hour of 3:00 pm for the following purposes: to approve the minutes of Members dated April 7th, 2021; to receive the report of the

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending February 11th, 2022

  RemTech East Call for Abstracts – Extended to February 18th June 1-3, 2022Fallsview Casino and ResortNiagara Falls, ON   ESAA invites you to submit technical abstracts focusing on technologies for the remediation of contaminated soil. Abstracts are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following areas: In-Situ and Ex-Situ Treatment Physical / Biological / Chemical Treatment Soil Washing and

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending February 4th, 2022

EnviroTech 2022April 20-22, 2022Hyatt Regency Calgary Call for Sponsors, Exhibitors and Abstracts   Abstract Submission Deadline – February 7th   ESAA is pleased to announce that EnviroTech will return as an in-person in event in 2022.  EnviroTech 2022 will take place at the Hyatt Regency, Calgary from April 20th, 2022. Call for Sponsors A number of sponsorship opportunities are available

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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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