Alberta probe into foreign funding of anti-oil groups extended
Extra $1 million added to the existing $2.5-million budget, deadline now Oct. 30.
Alberta reinstating environmental monitoring in industry, oilpatch on July 15
Testing and reporting had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Scientists criticize Alberta’s monitoring suspension, lack of consultation
Most of it could have been done safely, says Jay White, president of the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists.
Alberta First Nations appeal suspension of monitoring in oilpatch
Appeal argues suspensions were made without any rationale linking specific activities to COVID-19 risks.
Alberta investing $40M in food, farming, and forestry innovation
ERA will provide near-term capital for challenge projects that lead to longer term economic recovery, investment attraction and job creation.
Alberta government stands by Savage’s pipeline, COVID comments
Minister said on a podcast that gathering limits make it a “great time to be building a pipeline.”
Gathering limits make it a ‘great time to be building a pipeline:’ Alberta minister
Sonya Savage said, “Now is a great time to be building a pipeline because you can’t have protests of more than 15 people”
JBS beef plant returning to two shifts daily after COVID outbreak
650 workers at the Alberta plant have tested positive for virus and one has died.
No short term end to oil price slump hitting Alberta: premier
Kenney says reduced demand for oil and gas during the pandemic, coupled with a destructive price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, has left the world awash in oil
Preventive measures at Alberta meat plants too late to stop outbreaks
COVID-19’s toll on meat packing sector grows with two shutdowns in Alberta and one in Quebec.
Alberta investigating virus outbreaks at two beef processing plants
Probes are looking at the circumstances surrounding potential exposure of workers.
Alberta’s failed oil and gas bailout a warning to feds: report
Says $1.1 billion invested in small and midsize oil and gas companies – one went bankrupt, more likely to follow as share prices tank.
Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 coronavirus deaths to come
Province has completed more than 67,000 tests, putting it among the global leaders in per-capita testing.
TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8B Keystone XL project
Province has agreed to invest about $1.5 billion as equity in the pipeline.
Alberta’s energy war room to spend only on ‘subsistence operations’
Canadian Energy Centre is reducing its current operating budget by 90% to “reflect needs” during the pandemic.
All options on table to fight oil price collapse: Kenny
Alberta premier says province’s ability to continue contributing to federal taxes is now at risk.
Little used part of Constitution led to different carbon tax rulings: experts
Alberta Court of Appeal ruled 4-1 that the carbon tax is unconstitutional, finding the argument that climate change is a national concern strips power from the provinces.
Alberta legislature resumes: Focus on jobs and bill to punish protesters
The government introduced a bill that proposes stiffer penalties for anyone who tries to shut down critical economic infrastructure, including railways
Kenney warns cancelled energy projects stand in the way of Indigenous prosperity
He announced that the Woodland Cree First Nation in northwest Alberta will receive a $187,688 grant to intervene in support of Alberta’s constitutional challenge of Bill C-69
Alberta government in court to stay judge’s order re: oil sands decision
Prosper Petroleum waiting 19 months for a decision on Rigel project, province given 10 days.
Alberta Appeal Court sides with Alberta on federal carbon tax
In a 4-1 decision, the court says the legislation that brought in the tax erodes provincial jurisdiction.
Court gives Alberta 10 days to make decision on oil sands project
Prosper Petroleum has asked the court to force the Tory government to rule on a project that was approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator in June 2018.
Feds invest $15M in western rail to improve transport capacity
Will improve shipping efficiency from the Alberta Industrial Heartland.
Dow to expand Alberta ethylene plant: more than US$200M
The Michigan-based company will add a process furnace to increase annual capacity by about 130,000 tonnes.
Capstone acquires stake in 132MW Alberta solar project
When completed, the project will be Canada’s largest solar facility.
Cenovus credits quota easing as it ramps up crude by rail
Shipments to 100,000 barrels per day by the end of last month, which energy company says bodes well for its oil sands expansion plans.
Alberta’s climate plan part of decision on Teck oil sands mine: Wilkinson
Environment minister says decisions on new projects consider how they fit with Canada’s goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Kenny wants Ottawa to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations
Alberta premier says there is no reason to delay the go-ahead for the $20.6-billion project near Wood Buffalo National Park.
Alberta Energy Regulator laying off staff, restructuring
Less hierarchy, duplication and more integration as it adapts to 22% less of its operating budget.
Alberta promising to fix rules on aging energy wells
Policies addressing the life cycle of energy wells are expected by April.
Alberta NDP wants $30M energy war room shut down
Doing more harm than good with its high-profile errors.
Indigenous opposition to pipeline shouldn’t outweigh others: Provinces
Court heard from four Indigenous groups from British Columbia on Trans Mountain.