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More Ducks Land on Oil Sands Leases – News Sources You Should Follow

Well, the investigations are under way and the information is slowly making it’s way out about landings by waterfowl on multiple oil sands sites.

News sources to follow while this story continues to evolve are:

And while not a link to a news source, here is a link to the Federal Migratory Bird Act (if you were interested).

From a communications perspective, it’s going to be interesting to see how industry, government, non-government and the public react.

From a political/policy/regulations perspective, it’s going to be interesting to see how this plays out.

From my own personal point of view, this sucks.

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Did I miss some news sources you think should be on the list? Let me know, post a comment below or grab me on Twitter at @myoilsands

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Today’s The Day: Fort McMurray Rocks The Vote!

(I fully rip apart all sense of impartiality today and endorse certain candidates, read on for the exciting, biased details!)

Your community. Your vote. RMWB Election 2010 If you’ve been living under a rock (or, to be fair, out at a work-camp) then you may not have seen all the signs and know that today is Election Day here in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. And that’s ok, because there’s still time for you to get out and rock the vote. (voting info here)

Today is the day when residents of our region can make their voices heard and elect a mayor and council that they think will be the best representatives for our region. I’ve got my fingers crossed that this will be the best council elected in recent memory.

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Ten From the Tribe

Ten from the Tribe

Here are ten tweets that caught my eye within the last week… enjoy!

All I can say is “awesome” ] @rvthomas67 Tue Aug 10 2010 17:51:01 (MDT) via web Balding and rather pudgy community leader announces run for Council in Wood Buffalo. http://tinyurl.com/2g6532o#YMM

[ Very important to be open to all information – lessening the impact of the oil sands is a worthwhile goal – one that can be accomplished@abraaten 12:25 PM Aug 6th via web Reading: Canadian Oil Sands and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Facts in Perspective http://is.gd/e6kMq

[ Wasn’t sure if it was worth letting this twisted piece of propaganda rear its ugly head again, but if you haven’t seen it… @JDietz1 Wed Aug 11 2010 07:29:45 (MDT) via TweetDeck I get tht focus group reacted negtvly to Rethink AB, but I wnt to knw if tourism #s are actlly dwn. Much ado abt nthg? http://bit.ly/9kv3P3

That *is* a good way to celebrate…@McMurrayTourism Wed Aug 11 2010 10:32:25 (MDT) via Twitter for BlackBerry® Best way to celebrate the summer? Free Barbecue!! Aug 20 from 11 am – 2 pm at the Fort McMurray Tourism gazebo, 400 Sakitawaw.

[ Can honestly say this passed me by…@tarsandsnews Sat Aug 14 2010 14:27:49 (MDT) via twitterfeed About 100 protesters march 13 kilometres past Alberta oilsands sites – Winnipeg Free Press: About 100 protesters m… http://bit.ly/94F4Hb

[ This event actually took place yesterday… @WhenIts40Below Thu Aug 12 2010 13:49:21 (MDT) via twitterfeed Legal and Greenhouse Gas Implications of Canadian Oil Sands Development http://bit.ly/bub2oK

$100,000.00 is a pretty amazing goal... ] @FortMacToday Wed Aug 11 2010 14:42:01 (MDT) via twitterfeed Community groups raise funds for Pakistan flood victims http://bit.ly/a7qqPj

[What kind of oil CEO wouldn’t? If efforts are in place to try and produce oil sands responsibly, then it doesn’t help if it leaks into a stream, ahem, downstream…@KyleHarrietha Thu Aug 12 2010 17:45:02 (MDT) via TweetDeck “Enbridge CEO downplays long-term effects of spill”« Michigan Messenger – http://bit.ly/bca3NT #oilsands #oilspill#enbridge

Unfortunately this is not a big surprise to me. Looking forward to seeing how “Unwrapping the Research Conference” will address this topic. @Jon_Tupper 1:41 PM Aug 16th via web Shepell-Fgi study on addictions and family issues in Oil and Gas sector: http://bit.ly/bxYrL0 #ymm #rmwb #oilsands #oil

Not sure if Deborah is still looking for input, but it wouldn’t hurt to flick her a message. @OilsandsEditor 9:44 PM Aug 11th via UberTwitter Hello #ymm! Special magazine for the 15 anniversary of RMWB. What is ur fave thing to do? Photos next week. Let me know. #oilsands #ableg

CEMA Online – A Social Website?

CEMA Logo - property of CEMA

property of CEMA

On the 5th of August, the Cumulative Environmental Management Association released a new website – http://cemaonline.ca.

What’s CEMA you say? Well, their mission statement says:

“CEMA is a multi-stakeholder society that is a key advisor to the provincial and federal governments committed to respectful, inclusive dialogue to make recommendations to manage the cumulative environmental effects of regional development on air, land, water and biodiversity.”

After the website announcement, a few tweets flitted back and forth amongst the oil sands tribe, and then the very next day, Carol Christian of the Fort McMurray Today published an article entitled “Environmental agency embraces social media”.

Oil sands plus social media? You have my attention.

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Top Ten to Follow on Twitter for #OilSands Info

an mos top tenContinuing the Twitter theme started by yesterday’s post, here are, in alphabetical order, the Top Ten people/groups I feel have a strong voice within the oil sands discussion on Twitter.

In the list below, you’ll find a wide range of differing opinions on oil sands development (which is a good thing), as well as great sources for oil sands related news.

These folks (and a few more) can be found on my oil sands‘ Oil Sands Info list.

The Top Ten

  1. @DanWoy – Dan Woynillowicz. Twitter bio: Dan is the Director of Strategy for the Pembina Institute, a Canadian sustainable energy think tank.
  2. @DSandsGovAB – David Sands. Twitter bio: David Sands is a spokesman and blogger for the Government of Alberta.
  3. @FortMacToday – Fort McMurray Today. Local newspaper. (no Twitter bio)
  4. @Jon_Tupper – Jon Tupper. Twitter bio: 30 something Fort McMurray guy who loves it up north and tries to make a difference in the community.
  5. @KyleHarrietha – Kyle Harrietha. Twitter bio: a long time #LPC activist and former #HoC political staffer currently working for the Cumulative Environmental Management Association in the #oilsands.
  6. @OilsandsEditor – Deborah Jaremko. Twitter bio: Editor of Oilsands Review, the Unconventional Oil Authority.
  7. @pembina – Pembina Institute. Twitter bio: News and updates from the Pembina Institute, a Canadian non-profit think tank advancing innovative sustainable energy solutions.
  8. @StacyRichterDMD – Stacey Richter. Twitter bio: Ready to revolutionize bureaucracy through positive and lasting change.
  9. @tarsandsnews – Mr Cerulean. (no Twitter bio)
  10. @WhenIts40Below – Lyle Mozak. Twitter bio: Entrepreneur, builds websites, seeks new technology, plays hockey, collects toys, helps others, movie buff, popcorn, PTL.

Feel as though someone else should have made the Top Ten? Post a comment below or tweet me!

68 Twitter Feeds from Fort McMurray (#ymm)

Fort-McMurray-YMM Twitter ListDid you make the list?

Ever wanted to see who’s tweeting from Fort McMurray? If so, you can view 68 twitter accounts out of Fort Mac I’ve found so far.

The question now is – who was missed? Post a comment or tweet me and I’ll add them ASAP.