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  1. Nov 2019
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  3. Aug 2017
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    1. Booms, busts and bitumen The economic implications of Canadian oilsands development Published Nov. 13, 2013 This report, jointly published by Equiterre and the Pembina Institute, examines how the rapid pace of oilsands development is creating economic risks and regional disparities that could have long-term implications for Canada's economic prosperity.  The report also provides pragmatic recommendations to address these concerns, such as improving the management of one-time resource wealth and eliminating preferential tax treatment for the oil and gas sector.

      This is the institute's major 2013 report on oil sands development, with recommendations to address concerns about the environment, the economy, and tax implications.

    1. Our Approach Leading the transition to a clean energy future is no small task, and it requires advancing solutions to today’s energy challenges from various angles. The Pembina Institute has spent close to three decades working to reduce the environmental impacts of Canada’s energy production and use in several key areas: driving down energy demand by encouraging energy efficiency and transportation powered with cleaner energy sources; promoting pragmatic policy approaches for governments to avoid dangerous climate change, such as increasing the amount of renewable energy plugged into our electricity grids; and — recognizing that the transition to clean energy will include fossil fuels for some time — advocating for responsible development of Canada’s oilsands and shale gas resources.

      Interesting mix of goals for the Pembina Institute. It would be interesting to see how they weight each approach - what kind of connections do they have to oil sands development?

    1. Community

      Interesting list of community connections here. I wonder how many actual links to these organizations they have, or if this is simply a link list.

  5. Jul 2017
    1. The Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) has the mandate to pursue innovative solutions to build thriving communities and enable the responsible growth of Canada’s oil sands. The OSCA uses a collaborative approach that facilitates engagement, builds relationships, and creates measureable socio-economic benefits. Our name emphasizes a broader interest and a longer-term approach to thinking about socio-economic impacts on the community. Through our association, resource developers partner with local, provincial or federal government agencies, communities, and other industries to address mutual issues. OSCA’s structure encourages a more strategic use of funds and activities through a more highly co-ordinated approach across operations and geographic regions to address issues. We know that partnerships are the best way to facilitate local capacity building, mobilize resources more quickly, leverage investment and co-ordinate multiple activities to respond to complex issues. This OSCA identifies issues from the perspective of those potentially impacted by projects; predict and anticipate change; and develop strategies to proactively respond to the consequences of development. The advantages of this approach are significant: Identify issues early for better planning of social and physical infrastructure; Inform and involve internal and external stakeholders and  assist in building trust and mutually beneficial outcomes; Improve the quality of  life of employees and enhance the attraction and retention of skilled workers; Increase capacity of community organizations, by partnering and implementing innovative approaches; and Better meet community principles and standards. The OSCA is focused on four core areas: aboriginal, community well-being, infrastructure and workforce. Within these committees, key issues will be prioritized through baseline research and stakeholder consultation.

      None of this really addresses WHO they are, and what kind of activities they're working on.

    1. E&P: CEOs, COOs, VPs, Directors, Managers, Engineers & Team Leads Of     Production     Reservoir Engineering     Operations     Engineering     Resource Management     Unconventional Reserves     Geology & Geophysics     Strategy & Planning     Asset Development     Strategy     Technology     Completions     Technology     SAGD

      Industry conference for water treatment and re-use in oil sands development. Interestingly, site includes a list of suggested occupations to attend the conference.

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    1. Our goal is to advance responsible oilsands development, which we define as: capping the impacts of oilsands development within the limits of what science shows the ecosystem can support; shrinking the environmental footprint of oilsands development for every barrel produced; and ensuring a meaningful portion of the benefits of oilsands development are used to support Canada's transition to a clean energy future.

      Goals of the organization, with regards to the oilsands. Interestingly, they are not anti-oil sands, but promoting responsible development.

    1. Keystone XL Pipeline

      This is an American organization with publications and opinion pieces on the Aberta Keystone XL Pipeline and other oil sands development.

    1. Skip to content Events 2014 C-Suites Awards Gala – Feb 5 Human Resources Best Practices for Energy Services Companies – March 18 C-Suite Awards The 2014 C-Suites Gala 2014 Award Winners 2013 Award Winners 2012 Award Winners 2011 Award Winners The 100 & Energy Service 50 Apply Event Articles Magazine Current Issue Columns Promoted Content Back Issues Media Releases Subscriber Address Change About Comment Policy Contact Us Where to get Alberta Oil Advertise Jobs Follow Alberta Oil On:

      Trade magazine on Alberta oil industry. Articles have named authors.

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    1. EnergyDevelopmentProcess Applications & Notices

      Provides education, administrative support, and compliance information.

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    1. Who we are The Alberta Energy Regulator ensures the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of hydrocarbon resources over their entire life cycle. This includes allocating and conserving water resources, managing public lands, and protecting the environment while providing economic benefits for all Albertans. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) succeeds the Energy Resources Conservation Board and will take on regulatory functions from the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development that relate to public lands, water, and the environment. In this way, the AER will provide full-lifecycle regulatory oversight of energy resource development in Alberta - from application and construction to abandonment and reclamation, and everything in between. For 75 years, Alberta’s oil and gas regulator has adapted to meet innovations in technology, new industry activity, and changing social expectations. The Alberta Energy Regulator builds on this foundation and prepares the province to take on the next era in energy regulation.

      Alberta government regulatory body.

    1. What’s the Problem with the Tar Sands?

      No information about who is writing these articles. Sadly, the crawl did not capture the "About" page, and this website no longer exists.

    1. OSFC is supported by a broad coalition of organizations and interests. We may represent many interests, but when it comes to getting the facts out about the promise and potential of responsible oil sands development – about the jobs it makes possible, and the footprint that continues to shrink by the day – well, that’s something every one of us can get behind.

      This is clearly a pro-oil development resource, which is rather vague about who is actually providing the information. Not many citations, either.

  9. May 2017
    1. Mackenzie Highway
      The Mackenzie Highway is the longest in the Northwest Territories. It begins at the Northwest Territory and Alberta border and ends at Wrigley, Northwest Territory. It is approximately 690 kilometers or 429 miles long. About 280 kilometers are paved while the rest of the highway is covered with gravel (Government of Northwest Territories, n.d.). The construction of this highway was ongoing between the 1940s and 1970s. In 1945, the Canadian federal government and the government of Alberta signed an agreement to build an all-weather road that would replace the existing Caterpillar tractor trails from Grimshaw to the Great Slave Lake of Hay River (Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center, n.d.). As time passed and focus shifted to fossil fuel collection, the motivation behind further construction of the Mackenzie Highway was in “anticipation of a major oil pipeline development along the Mackenzie River valley” (Pomeroy, 1985). The intended use of the highway was to enable the pipeline developers to haul construction materials throughout the area. During its construction, many chiefs of the Indian Brotherhood opposed the completion of the Mackenzie Highway. There was additional opposition voiced from the people of Wrigley who also did not support further construction of the Mackenzie Highway (Cox, 1975). 
      

      References

      Cox, B. (1975). Changing Perceptions of Industrial Development in the North. Human Organization, 27-33.

      Government of Northwest Territories. (n.d.). Transportation Highway 1. Retrieved from Government of Northwest Territories: http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/Highways/Highway_System/NWTHwy1

      Pomeroy, J. (1985). An Identification of Environmental Disturbances from Road Developments in Subarctic Muskeg. Arctic, 104-111.

      Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center. (n.d.). Historical Timeline of the Northwest Territories. Retrieved from Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center: http://www.nwttimeline.ca/1925/1948_MackenzieHighway.htm