CEMA receives $700,000 from province

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, March 22 /CNW/ - The Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) announces a grant from the Government of Alberta for $700,000. The monies will be used to support CEMA's 2010 and 2011 operations.

"This contribution is very important to the diversification of CEMA's financial support and will help the association to continue delivering strong environmental recommendations." acknowledged Glen Semenchuk, CEMA Executive Director. "We would like to thank Minister Renner and Alberta Environment for their ongoing support for our organization."

"CEMA has a track record of delivering useful recommendations," said Minister Renner. "As government continues to transition to a cumulative effects management approach, sound input from all stakeholders will be key in developing effective regional plans."

CEMA is a nonprofit association based in Fort McMurray, Alberta. CEMA's work plan and area of study are independently produced and developed by CEMA members, management committee and working groups. Since its inception CEMA has produced hundreds of reports and nine Management Frameworks.

For over 10 years CEMA has been an advisor to government and produces world class scientific research into the cumulative effects of oilsands development in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

SOURCE Cumulative Environmental Management Association

For further information: For further information: please visit www.cemaonline.ca or contact Corey Hobbs, Communications, Cumulative Environmental Management Association, (780) 881-4943; Trevor Gemmell, Communications, Alberta Environment, (780) 427-6267

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