logo
  Join        Login             Stock Quote

The Governments of Canada and of Alberta Launch New Online Portal for Accessing Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring Data and Information from the Oil Sands

Monday, April 22, 2013 12:08 PM


OTTAWA, April 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, and Alberta's Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Minister, the Honourable Diana McQueen, today announced that access to federal and provincial environmental monitoring data on air, water, land and biodiversity in the oil sands is now available through an online data portal (www.JointOilSandsMonitoring.ca). The new portal represents the next stage of progress for the Joint Canada-Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring announced in February 2012.

"Today, as the world celebrates Earth Day and showcases commitments to protecting the environment, Canada is contributing and doing our part, by delivering on our collective promise to ensure that scientific data from the monitoring activity is transparent and accessible," said Minister Kent. "With this portal, our respective governments are actively encouraging informed discussions and analysis on the impacts of oil sands development."

"Alberta is proud to co-lead the development and implementation of this world-class, science-based monitoring program for the oil sands," said Minister McQueen. "By openly reporting on our data and our progress, we are ensuring the rest of the world recognizes our commitment to responsible and sustainable resource development."

The Joint Plan represents a scientific undertaking that is unprecedented in Canada. It will monitor the impacts of oil sands activity over an area covering some 140,000 square kilometres.

The information and data portal offers visitors an overview of the monitoring process along with a map identifying specific water, air, land and biodiversity monitoring sites and allows users to see what is being monitored and the data that has been gathered for each site. As new data is collected, analyzed and validated, it will be posted and be publicly accessible. The information and data found on the joint portal will complement what can be found on Alberta's Oil Sands Information Portal (www.osip.alberta.ca). Together, the two portals ensure all available data pertaining to environmental monitoring in the oil sands region is publicly accessible.

The Joint Plan is being phased in over three years, with work having begun in 2012. The scope and volume of data on the portal will increase as the Joint Plan is fully implemented.

For more information and to view a backgrounder on this announcement, please visit the Web site of Environment Canada at http://www.ec.gc.ca/.

SOURCE: Environment Canada

Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of the Environment
819-997-1441

Media Relations
Environment Canada
819-934-8008

Environment Canada's Twitter page: http://twitter.com/environmentca

Environment Canada's Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/environmentcan

Canada-Alberta Environmental Monitoring Information Portal :
www.JointOilSandsMonitoring.ca

Wayne Wood
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
780-975-9542

Alberta's Oil Sand Information Portal:
www.osip.alberta.ca

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development's Twitter page:  http://twitter.com/AENV_SRD

(Également offert en français)

(Source: CNW )
(Source: Quotemedia)

Advertisement
Advertisement



Fundamental data is provided by Zacks Investment Research, and Commentary, news and Press Releases provided by YellowBrix and Quotemedia.
All information provided "as is" for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or advice. iStockAnalyst.com is not an investment adviser and does not provide, endorse or review any information or data contained herein.
The blog articles are opinions by respective blogger. By using this site you are agreeing to terms and conditions posted on respective bloggers' website.
The postings/comments on the site may or may not be from reliable sources. Neither iStockAnalyst nor any of its independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. You are solely responsible for the investment decisions made by you and the consequences resulting therefrom. By accessing the iStockAnalyst.com site, you agree not to redistribute the information found therein.
The sector scan is based on 15-30 minutes delayed data. The Pattern scan is based on EOD data.