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ELC News Brief — Vol. 24 No. 4 is now available

A new issue of News Brief - Vol. 24 No. 4 - is now available on the Environmental Law Centre website. Read more »

Posted February 1, 2010 by Anonymous

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

“Share the Water” with the Council of Canadians — Calgary Chapter

Jan 26 2010 - 7:30pm

Special Guests

Julia Ko, Water Policy and Program Coordinator, from Water Matters will discuss water issues in Alberta.  

Scott Harris, Council of Canadians Prairie Region Organizer, will outline some of COCʼs concerns with regard to water politics.   

Join the discussion, and learn about the issues on how we can make a difference in how we share our water. Read more »

Location

Unitarian Church of Calgary, Wickenden Hall
1703 1 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 18, 2010 by Anonymous

Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Jan 19 2010 - 7:00pm

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis and the provincial government is developing new policies to manage this precious resource, which will become scarcer in the future. Most residents of Alberta will be directly impacted by new water legislation as it is a resource that provides us with everything from lush ecosystems to fertile farmland and flourishing communities.

The speaker will discuss Alberta's water, including a critical look at the First in Time, Read more »

Location

Medicine Hat Library (Theatre)
414 1 Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB

Posted January 15, 2010 by Anonymous

SACPA Special Session: Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Jan 18 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis and the provincial government is developing new policies to manage this precious resource, which will become scarcer in the future. Most residents of Alberta will be directly impacted by new water legislation as it is a resource that provides us with everything from lush ecosystems to fertile farmland and flourishing communities.

The speaker will discuss Alberta's water, including a critical look at the First in Time, Read more »

Location

Lethbridge Public Library (Community Room)
810 5 Avenue S
Lethbridge, AB

Posted January 15, 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

Licencing and Allocating Water in Alberta — A Discussion Forum

Jan 22 2010 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Hosted by the Legislation and Policy Committee of the BRBC

Featuring:

  • Bev Yee (Alberta Environment)
  • David Hill (Alberta Water Research Institute)
  • Danielle Droitsch (Water Matters)
  • Jim Webber (Western Irrigation District)

Please RSVP to Mike Murray: mike [dot] murray [at] calgary [dot] ca

Location

Cochrane RancheHouse
101 RancheHouse Road
Cochrane, AB

Posted January 6, 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

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