The bigger picture: not just damage mitigation but flood minimization also needed

By Janet Keeping, Leader, generic viagra Green Party of Alberta           I have enormous sympathy for those many Albertans who have suffered from the recent flooding and continuing heavy rains.  I appreciate too the exemplary efforts of emergency workers, government officials, clean-up crews and the thousands of volunteers in dozens of communities who have done …

Joy of joys! Alberta court rules that discriminating against environmental NGOs is illegal, stresses that government should facilitate public participation

By Janet Keeping, Leader of the Green Party of Alberta Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) sets out a decision making process for review of oilsands and other projects which includes the filing of “Statements of Concern.”  But the environmental review process doesn’t always work the way it should.  On October 1, the Alberta …

Leadership desperately needed on the greening of Alberta

Slowly but surely Albertans are being forced to deal with two difficult and inter-related issues – the need to restructure the way we pay for public services and the need to get serious about lessening our province’s carbon footprint.  Heavy reliance on revenues from the production of non-renewable resources has always been unwise.  But now …