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Environmental Law Centre News Brief on Administrative Law

The latest issue of the Environmental Law Centre's News Brief is a primer on "administrative law":

Ever wondered who governs the government? Need to know how to challenge a decision made by an administrative board (like the ERCB, for example)? If so, the new issue of News Brief - Vol. 26 No.4 - is a must-read.

Posted December 20, 2011 by AEN

Environmental groups support environmental commissioner’s call for transparency, open data and better public consultations needed

13 Dec 2011

OTTAWA — Environmental groups are pleased that the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD)’s report emphasizes the importance of transparency and accountability, and the need to better integrate scientific knowledge into federal decision making. The groups argue that public consultations need to be meaningful, and supported by open data. Read more »

Posted December 14, 2011 by russ

Call for Input: Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting

Initiative: 
Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting
Deadline: 
30 Nov 2011 (All day)

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has announced a consultation initiative to potentially revise the AUC's application process for wind turbine development in Alberta.  The Commission is seeking to determining if there are differences between wind-power generation projects and other energy generation projects that may require a different regulatory approach.

See announcement: Read more »

Posted November 22, 2011 by AEN

Webinar: The Environmental Petitions Process

Nov 23 2011 - 11:30am

RCEN in partnership with We Canada present:

The Environmental Petitions Process: Helping You Contribute to Government Transparency and Accountability

In the Federal Sustainable Development Act, the federal government “acknowledges the need to integrate environmental, economic, and social factors in the making of all decisions by government.” Upholding this principle can be a challenge, but there are tools available to Canadian citizens and organizations – like yours – to make environmental concerns heard.  Read more »

Posted November 16, 2011 by AEN

Deliberative Democracy for a Changing Climate

Nov 16 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Join us for an engaging dialogue on the Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD) approach to public engagement and how it is helping Alberta communities to have meaningful and collaborative conversations around the impacts of climate change. We'll identify positive actions that can be taken to mitigate the impacts and the opportunities that can be leveraged to strengthen our community and local economy.

Presenters

Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD) Read more »

Location

Room 2906
Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted November 14, 2011 by AEN

Alberta Land Stewardship Act: Digging Deeper (Webinar)

Nov 23 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA), which provides the legal framework for the province’s new land use planning and management system, has been in effect for two years. During that time, a first regional plan has been released in draft form, with a second soon to follow, and the first ALSA regulations have been enacted. Read more »

Posted November 9, 2011 by AEN

Thousands of Canadians demand for Canada to go beyond coal

27 Oct 2011

OTTAWA - Over 5,000 letters demanding stricter greenhouse gas regulations for coal power in Canada were submitted during the public consultation period on federal coal regulations. Climate Action Network Canada believes that if incorporated into the proposed regulations, measures proposed in member submissions could insure that these regulations have a meaningful impact on Canada’s path towards a safer, more sustainable future. Read more »

Posted October 27, 2011 by AEN

Alberta court denies Maxim coal plant challenge

Contentious expansion project to go-ahead

21 Oct 2011

CALGARY — An Alberta court has rejected Ecojustice's challenge, launched on behalf of the Pembina Institute, of the Alberta Utilities Commission's (AUC) approval of a controversial coal-fired power plant expansion.

In June, the AUC endorsed an expansion of Maxim Power Corp.'s Milner plant in Grande Cache, Alta., a move that could allow the company to avoid new federal greenhouse gas regulations that effectively require a 50 per cent cut in emissions. Read more »

Posted October 21, 2011 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou

Initiative: 
Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou, Boreal population in Canada
Deadline: 
22 Feb 2012 (All day)

Comment period extended by 120 days Read more »

Posted October 18, 2011 by AEN

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