Green Regs ‘n’ Ham: Where to from here?

October 24, 2019 - 7:15am to 9:00am

Environmental liabilities and diminished credit facilities: 
Insolvency, environmental obligations & the impact of the Redwater decision

Alberta has a crisis on its hands. A mountain, of Everest-sized proportions, of environmental obligations exists across the Alberta landscape.

These obligations take the form of abandonment and reclamation (and remediation) requirements for the oil and gas sector; a sector under a cash crunch. Low resource prices have pushed many firms into insolvency, leaving many outstanding and difficult questions about how the environmental liabilities will be covered, now and into the future.

Join Keely Cameron and the ELC to discuss the legal and practical challenges faced by the industry, the environment, and the public purse. The breakfast discussion will include a review of the impacts of the Redwater decision (Orphan Well Association v. GrantThornton Ltd., 2019 SCC 5 ) and how the province (and the federal government) could respond.

Keely Cameron is an experienced legal counsel with a solid business background. She has a proven track record for finding innovative solutions and generating value. Keely helps clients on both commercial litigation and regulatory matters. Keely has extensive experience on Alberta oil and gas regulatory matters having worked for Alberta’s energy regulator for a number of years and has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Canada, including appearing before the SCC in the Redwater decision. Keely has extensive experience with issues relating to enforcing closure and liability obligations and representing the AER on insolvency files. Keely is a three-time recipient of the AER Regulatory Excellence Award and the 2018 recipient of the Canadian Lawyer Inhouse Innovation award for Litigation Management.

Hot Buffet Breakfast: 7:15 AM
Program: 7:45-9:00 AM



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119 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB