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Climate Change Indicators in the U.S. 2016 (4th ed.) Now Available

Please see the note below from the US EPA.--Roger

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has published a new report, 'Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2016 (Fourth Edition)'.

‘The Earth's climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events – like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures – are already happening. Many of these observed changes are linked to the rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by human activities. EPA partners with more than 40 data contributors from various government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations to compile a key set of indicators related to the causes and effects of climate change.’

For a free copy, send a request to EPA’s Climate Change Indicators Team at climateindicators@epa.gov.

Climate Change Indicators Team

Climate Change Division

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW   /   Washington, DC 20460

Havelock Community Video Regarding Yancoal Potash Mine

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Summary of RCE Documents Related to Proposed Yancoal Potash Mine

The following provides a list of documents related to the proposed Yancoal Potash mine near Southey, Saskatchewan, along with replies from the two levels of government. These documents are attached below.

(1) Initial RCE Saskatchewan submission to the Province of Saskatchewan regarding Yancoal Potash Mine proposal (June 6, 2016)

(2) Reply by the Saskatchewan Ministery of Environment to the RCE Saskatchewan submission (June 21, 2016)

(3) Reply by RCE Saskatchewan to Saskatchewan Ministery of Environment (June 29, 2016)

(4) Further reply by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment (July 13, 2016)

(5) Letter of Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment to RCE Saskatchewan outlining its conditional aproval of Yancoal Potash Mine (August 9, 2016)

(6) Terms of Conditional Approval of Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment (August 9, 2016)

(7) Rationale of Saskatchewan Minister of Environment related to decision (August 9, 2016)

(8) RCE Saskatchewan Response to Saskatchewan Minister of Environment's decision (August 10, 2016)

(9) RCE Saskatchewan Request to Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change to formally review Yancoal project (July 20, 2016)

(10) Reply by Federal Ministry of Environment (specifically CEAA) indicating Environmental Assessment request is being considered (August 3, 2016)

(11) Letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Sept. 9, 2016) with link to video prepared by community of Havelock: http://www.saskrce.ca/node/2583

(12) Reply by Prime Minister's Office (November 1, 2016)

(13) Reply by Federal Ministry of Environment and Climate Change rejecting request for Federal Environmental Assessment (November 15, 2016)

RCE SK Response to Provincial Ministry Decision on Yancoal Mine

Update on Government of SK Response to RCE SK Yancoal Submission

Dear RCE Saskatchewan Colleagues,

You will recall that RCE Saskatchewan has to date made two submissions to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment in response to its request for public input on the proposed Yancoal Southey Potash Mine's Environmental Impact Study (EIS). Please see attached the most recent response from the Hon. Herb Cox, Minister of Environment, to RCE Saskatchewan's latest letter (which is also attached for your reference). The original RCE Saskatchewan submission can be found on our website:

http://www.saskrce.ca/node/2573

While the RCE is disappointed that there will not be a hearing under section 14(1) of the Saskatchewan Environmental Assessment Act to gather what we see as important additional information needed to assess the proposed project, we will continue to keep you informed of our next steps as an RCE. Again, thank you to Dr. Garth Pickard and Dr. Ray Ambrosi for their good work on all of this.

Sincerely,

Roger Petry, Co-coordinator
RCE Saskatchewan

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