Environmental Law & Policy

Event

AWA Talk — Ian Urquhart: Promises Made

Feb 26 2019 - 7:00pm

The NDP 2015 election platform promised leadership on climate change. As Albertans ready for a spring 2019 election, Ian Urquhart considers just how much leadership Premier Notley’s government has shown on the climate change file. Read more about AWA Talk — Ian Urquhart: Promises Made

Location

Jackson Power
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Call for Delegates

Call for Delegate: Water for Life Implementation Review Committee

Initiative: 
Water for Life Implementation Review Committee
Position: 
ENGO Sector Member
Application Deadline: 
14 Feb 2019

One of the Alberta Water Council (AWC)’s primary goals is to periodically review and provide advice on the implementation progress of Water for Life. The AWC has achieved this through the work of a  standing committee, which convenes every few years to review progress and provide strategic,  directional advice to AWC members. Since 2008, the committee has operated under a standing Terms  of Reference and companion “how-to” guide (see below). Five reviews have been completed to date  with the last review covering 2012 to 2015. Read more about Call for Delegate: Water for Life Implementation Review Committee

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New Report—Future flows : climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta's water law

The Environmental Law Centre has published a new report—Future flows : climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta's water law—  calling for a "rethinking of water law and policy in Alberta"

Future flows highlights some of the challenges faced in managing for instream flow needs and assesses the current law and policy framework for its ability to manage flows in a precautionary and adaptive manner.

To learn more, read the highlights of the report on the ELC blog, or download the full report.

The ELC is also hosting a webinar "Future flows: Water law and policy in Alberta for a sustainable future" on February 20 at 12 noon.

Register

  Read more about New Report—Future flows : climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta's water law

Media Releases & Op-eds

Redwater decision reassuring, but we aren’t out of the woods

Pembina Institute reacts to the Supreme Court of Canada’s Redwater decision

CALGARY – JODI MCNEILL, analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's Decision on the Redwater legal case:

"The Supreme Court of Canada has prioritized paying clean up costs before creditors when extractive companies go bankrupt. This outcome reinforces the growing understanding that polluters are responsible for their clean up obligations. Read more about Redwater decision reassuring, but we aren’t out of the woods

Media Releases & Op-eds

Statement on the Supreme Court of Canada Ruling on the Alberta Orphan Well Association Appeal

Edmonton, Alta. – With its ruling today, the Supreme Court of Canada has rightfully put the health of our environment ahead of banks. Companies cannot shed their environmental liabilities in order to pay banks back first. This ruling is a win for all Canadians, as there are massive outstanding environmental liabilities in many sectors, not just oil and gas. Read more about Statement on the Supreme Court of Canada Ruling on the Alberta Orphan Well Association Appeal

Media Releases & Op-eds

SCC decision on abandoned oil wells a victory for environment and public but problems remain, Ecojustice says

CALGARY – The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today that cleaning up abandoned oil and gas wells must come before the interests of creditors after a company has gone bankrupt. Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson issued the following statement in response:

“The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that bankruptcy trustees must put the environment first. This is a win for the environment and good news for landowners and Albertans. Read more about SCC decision on abandoned oil wells a victory for environment and public but problems remain, Ecojustice says

Media Releases & Op-eds

First Nations, environmental groups launch lawsuit to protect at-risk boreal caribou

CALGARY — Ecojustice lawyers, acting on behalf of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation, Alberta Wilderness Association and David Suzuki Foundation, have filed a lawsuit against the federal minister of environment and climate change for her failure to protect the critical habitat of five boreal caribou herds in northeastern Alberta.

Populations of boreal caribou, the species famously depicted on the tail-side of the Canadian quarter, are in decline across the country, largely due to widespread loss and fragmentation of their habitat. Read more about First Nations, environmental groups launch lawsuit to protect at-risk boreal caribou

Event

Adopting a Single Provincial Regulator for Electricity Generation in Alberta

Feb 6 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law invites you to attend a free public lecture on CIRL Occasional Paper #68:

“Adopting a Single Provincial Regulator for Electricity Generation Projects in Alberta” Read more about Adopting a Single Provincial Regulator for Electricity Generation in Alberta

Location

Murray Fraser Hall, Room MFH 2370
2878 University Way NW
T2N 1N4 Calgary , AB
Event

Saturday Morning at the Law School Public Lecture : Canada’s New Energy Regulator and Pipelines

Jan 19 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law invites you to attend a free public lecture on:

“Canada’s New Energy Regulator and Pipelines”

 More information and Eventbrite registration for this session of Saturday Morning at the Law School will be available soon. Read more about Saturday Morning at the Law School Public Lecture : Canada’s New Energy Regulator and Pipelines

Location

Room 3360
Murray Fraser Hall (MFH), Faculty of Law University of Calgary
Calgary , AB

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