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Environment Committee. Report to the Alberta Federation of Labour Convention 2011. Fort McMurray at Sunrise. Dirty Oil or Clean Oil. What does this mean? How will it impact both the oil sands and workers? Are the oil sands environmentally sustainable?. Aerial View of Tailings Pond.

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environment committee

Environment Committee

Report to the Alberta Federation of Labour

Convention 2011

dirty oil or clean oil
Dirty Oil or Clean Oil
  • What does this mean?
  • How will it impact both the oil sands and workers?
  • Are the oil sands environmentally sustainable?
green house gas emissions ghg
Green House Gas Emissions (GHG)
  • Water usage and pollution
  • Coal-fired U.S. energy industry
  • Produces 64 times as many GHG emissions as the oil sands
finding a balance
Finding a balance
  • Establish a panel of experts
  • Creation of a monitoring and reporting system
  • Public access to all monitoring data
impact on first nations
Impact on First Nations
  • Over-allocation of waters from the Athabasca River
  • Negative health effects
  • Historic ownership
environmental impacts
Environmental Impacts
  • No federal energy strategy...
  • No federal or provincial strategy for environmental sustainability...

Yellowhead Highway

outside of Fort McMurray

focus on the issues
Focus on the Issues
  • Oil-sands development
  • Water for life
  • Nuclear energy
  • Electric generation of renewable energy
what is the truth
What is the truth...
  • Oil sands are here
  • Oil sands are a cornerstone of our economy
  • Oil sands are the biggest economic project and generator of employment in Canada
water for life
Water for Life
  • Governance on water usage and conservation
  • Accountability and long-term protection
  • Public participation in Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils
the right plan the right standards
The Right Plan, the Right Standards
  • Generation of wealth
  • Transition to a green economy
  • Creating green jobs
  • Brighter, cleaner, sustainable economy for future Albertans