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Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Roundup

Feb 10 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

If you’re like many Albertans, you’re probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about greenhouse gas and climate change.

  • What will Copenhagen mean?
  • Why is cap and trade controversial?
  • What are other places doing to address climate change through law and policy?

Or, maybe you’re not even sure which questions to ask. Whatever the case, let the Environmental Law Centre (ELC) get you started. Read more »

Posted January 26, 2010 by Anonymous

Webinar : Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part I

Feb 4 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

How are decisions made to authorize industrial operations in Alberta? Who gets to use water and how? How can you get involved in those types of decisions?

The short answer is that Alberta Environment regulates environmental aspects of many industrial activities under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, and water use and activities affecting water under the Water Act. Read more »

Posted January 26, 2010 by Anonymous

Bill 50 Delivers Shocks to Transmission Approvals in Alberta

Get the straight facts on Bill 50 and how it changes the role of public participation and environmental factors in transmission approvals in Alberta.

On January 7th 2010, Laura Bowman of the Environmental Law Centre presented a lunch seminar on Bill 50, the Electric Statutes Amendment Act, 2009. This controversial bill was tabled in the summer and has been part of a storm of publicity and often confusing and contradictory information ever since.

The handouts from this presentation are now available for download from the Environmental Law Centre website. Read more »

Posted January 12, 2010 by Anonymous

Webinar: Alberta’s Water Allocation Review — Who’s it “FITFIR”?

Jan 13 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Alberta Government is considering amendments to water allocation and water licence transfer systems in the province. This review is being driven by issues of overallocation of water in some areas of the province and the economic and environmental issues that overallocation has caused. Read more »

Posted January 4, 2010 by Anonymous

Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Bill 50 Delivers Shocks to Transmission Approvals in Alberta

Jan 7 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Are you confused about what Bill 50 is and how it affects you? Are you wondering how transmission approvals work in Alberta? If so, be sure to join us for this brown bag lunch seminar on January 7th, 2010.

This controversial bill was tabled in the summer and has been part of a storm of publicity and often confusing and contradictory information ever since. Read more »

Location

Environmental Law Centre
800 - 10025 106 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 4, 2010 by Anonymous

Webinar: Moving Past the Tipping Point — Alberta's New Land Use System

Dec 9 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alberta's lands have been subject to ever-increasing pressures by population growth, industrial expansion and competition for multiple uses on the same pieces of land.

In its Land Use Framework, the province stated:"What worked for us when our population was only one or two million will not get the job done with four, and soon five million. We have reached a tipping point, where sticking with the old rules will not produce the quality of life we have come to expect. If we want our children to enjoy the same quality of life that current generations have, we need a new land-use system." Read more »

Posted November 24, 2009 by Anonymous

Bill 50 - A Curious Solution to Transmission Problems

18 Nov 2009

There is no doubt that electricity transmission planning and approval in Alberta faces challenges, including difficulty responding to public concern. Bill 50 - the Electric Statutes Amendment Act - is the most recent attempt to address these challenges. However, not everyone agrees that Bill 50 will work.

"Bill 50 is a curious solution because it doesn't fix the overall transmission process or address bigger problems in assessing transmission need," says Laura Bowman, Staff Counsel at the Edmonton-based Environmental Law Centre. Read more »

Posted November 20, 2009 by Anonymous

ELC Library Dedication and Reception

May 27 2009 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Board of Directors and Staff of the Environmental Law Centre cordially invite you to join us for a

Library Dedication and Reception

Martha Kostuch was a visionary environmental activist who spoke intelligently, forcefully, and ethically for advancements in environmental law and policy in Alberta and Canada. In recognition of her many contributions to Canadian environmental law and policy and her longstanding support of the Environmental Law Centre, we will be renaming our library the Martha Kostuch Library of Environmental Law. Read more »

Location

Environmental Law Centre
800 - 10025 106 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 21, 2009 by Anonymous

Bill 36 media advisory & backgrounders

1 May 2009
The Environmental Law Centre has issued a media advisory and three related backgrounders, with its initial reaction to Bill 36, the Alberta Land Stewardship Act, and recommendations for amendment. The advisory and backgrounders are posted on the ELC website under "What's New" and "Media Room".

Posted May 2, 2009 by Anonymous

Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Public Participation In Environmental Authorization Processes In Alberta

Mar 18 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presenter: Jason Unger, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre
Cost: No charge (bring your own lunch)

R.S.V.P. By March 11th. Attendance limited to 20.
Phone 780-424-5099 or 1-800-661-4238
Fax 780-424-5133
Email elc [at] elc [dot] ab [dot] ca Read more »

Location

Environmental Law Centre
800 - 10025 106 Street NW (Baker Centre)
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 27, 2009 by Anonymous

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