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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 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 Oil Refinery. It involved a

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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 more and more to horizontal

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending April 9th, 2021

ESAA Announces 2021 Board of Directors The Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA) is pleased to announce the 2021 Board of Directors: President – Stacy Thygesen – JSK Consulting Vice–President – Rob Traynor – SLR Consulting Treasurer – Karen Schmidt – Osprey Scientific Secretary – Darrell Haight – Trace Associates Director – Tyler Barkhouse – Dillon Consulting Director – Darren

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending April 2nd, 2021

Engaging with Albertans on a modern coal policy Alberta has appointed an independent committee to lead a comprehensive public engagement to inform the development of a modern coal policy. The Coal Policy Committee, comprised of Albertans with various backgrounds and perspectives, has been established to ensure all Albertans will have an opportunity to contribute to how the province will manage

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending March 26th, 2021

Supreme Court rules Ottawa’s carbon tax is constitutional (Source: CBC News)  In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the federal Liberal government’s carbon pricing regime is constitutional — a major decision that allows Ottawa to push ahead with its ambitious plan to ensure every province and territory has a price on carbon to curb greenhouse gas

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending March 19th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services Notice of ESAA AGM / Final List of Board Nominees / Voting Information  As a reminder, due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions the AGM of ESAA Members will be held via GoToMeeting on April 7th at 1 pm.  If you are interested in attending, registration is free.  Register Now 2021 AGM Documents:  The 2021 AGM documents

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending March 12th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services David Schindler, the Scientific Giant Who Defended Fresh Water (Source: thetyee.ca – Andrew Nikiforuk) The first time I met David Schindler 30 years ago, he occupied an office the size of a closet on the eighth floor of the zoology building at the University of Alberta. Piles of scientific papers erupted about the room

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending February 26th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services ESAA Board Election – Call for Nominations Are you an employee of an ESAA full member?  Are you interested in serving on the ESAA Board of Directors?  The ESAA AGM and Board Election is happening on April 7th.  Full details below. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 ESAA Annual General Meeting

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending February 19th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services Funds target cleanup on Indigenous oil and gas sites Two new rounds of the Site Rehabilitation Program will provide $400 million to create thousands of jobs for Albertans while completing significant environmental cleanup across the province – including on First Nations reserves and Metis Settlements. The governments of Alberta and Canada are advancing

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending February 12th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services AER: New Edition of Directive 020: Well Abandonment Today we released a new edition of Directive 020: Well Abandonment. Section 5 has been updated to allow for select routine abandonment of commingled wells that involve qualified subsurface geological strata in corresponding geographic locations. Information on qualified pools is available on the Directive 020

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending January 29th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services ESAA is Requesting Photos of Members at Work ESAA is looking for a few photos of ESAA Members working in the field for inclusion on the main page of our new website. If you have a hi-res image of staff working in the field, with minimal visible logos, please email Joe at the

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending January 22nd, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services ESAA is Requesting Photos of Members at Work ESAA is looking for a few photos of ESAA Members working in the field for inclusion on the main page of our new website. If you have a hi-res image of staff working in the field, with minimal visible logos, please email Joe at the

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