McClelland Lake Archive
Wild Lands Advocate update, December 2012, by Carolyn Campbell. Report on the presentation made by the Oil Sands Environmental Coalition - a group that includes AWA - to a joint federal-provincial environmental assessment panel. That presentation was made in opposition to Shell's expansion proposal for its Jackpine bitumen mine.
2012-10-29 ENGO News Release: Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion
With public hearings into a proposed oilsands mine expansion set to begin today, a coalition of environmental groups is calling on the joint federal-provincial review panel to reject the project. Shell’s proposal to expand its Jackpine oilsands mine would increase production at the existing facility by 100,000 barrels per day. The company’s environmental assessment shows that expanding the Jackpine oilsands mine along with other planned developments will harm fish and wildlife, damage wetlands and old growth forests, exceed legally binding air quality limits and cause acid rain. It will leave a legacy of toxic waste buried in lakes, damage two significant rivers, and produce greenhouse gas pollution that will put Canada’s and Alberta’s climate targets further out of reach.
2012-02-03 AWA News Release: Beyond Monitoring - Responsible Management Needed for Oilsands Wildlife and Wetlands Impacts
Today, forty five years after the first tar sands mines started, the federal government has finally taken steps to introduce credible monitoring for contaminants and habitat degradation from oilsands development. Alberta Wilderness Association believes that long-overdue monitoring of Alberta’s oilsands impacts is a step in the right direction, but monitoring itself will not fix any of the issues which have so bedeviled the industry for the past few years.
2010-10-29 AWA News Release: Weakened policy risks destroying thousands of hectares of Alberta wetlands
After years of delays, the Alberta government has dismissed the no-net-loss recommendation of its own advisory group and is proposing a complex wetland policy direction that risks the permanent loss of thousands of hectares of wetlands.
Wild Lands Advocate article, December 2008
A video by Tylor Pavlik about the potential fate of the McClelland Lake Watershed - http://www.albertawilderness.ca/issues/wildlands
WLA June 2008 • Vol. 16, No. 3
Wild Lands Advocate article, April 2008, by Ian Urquhart
Wild Lands Advocate 16(1):18, February 2008
Wild Lands Advocate article, February 2008, by Carolyn Campbell
WLA December 2007 • Vol. 15, No. 6
Wild Lands Advocate, October 2007, Letter to the editor by Rod Olstad
WLA October 2007 • Vol. 15, No. 5
Presentation to the Oil Sands Multi-stakeholder Panel by AWA's Joyce Hildebrand, April 2007