Environmental Law & Policy

Alberta Energy Regulator approves another deficient oilsands tailings plan

Pembina Institute reacts to approval of Syncrude’s Aurora North Mine tailings plan

EDMONTON — Jodi McNeill, technical and policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) latest tailings management plan approval:

“This is the fifth approved tailings management plan that doesn’t comply with the AER’s Directive 085. Syncrude’s plan relies on composite tailings (CT) and water capping to treat its tailings. The AER questions whether CT deposits can support final closure landscapes, and water capping is an unproven technology that is not authorized by the regulator. Read more about Alberta Energy Regulator approves another deficient oilsands tailings plan

Green Regs and Ham: Pickerel, Pipelines and Pancakes

Apr 24 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm

A breakfast discussion about the evolving role of the federal government in environmental regulation with Professor Martin Olszynski from the University of Calgary.

Breakfast served at 7:30 am; program begins at 8:00 am

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Location

Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill Road NW
Edmonton , AB

CANCELLED - An Evening with Linda Duncan: Working Towards an Environmental Bill of Rights

Nov 18 2017 - 2:00am

Due to last-minute scheduling issues, this event has been cancelled. If you have already registered for this event, you will receive a refund.

This event is part of the Alberta Environmental Network's 2017 Fall Meetings

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Location

TBA Edmonton , AB

Public Risk For Oilsands Mines Clean-up Costs Must Be Removed

Albertans face unacceptable risks from unfunded oil sands mine clean-up costs. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes it is time for tar sands mine operators to pay full security for their clean-up obligations and remove this burden from the public.  Read more about Public Risk For Oilsands Mines Clean-up Costs Must Be Removed

Workshop: Reforming Federal Environmental Assessment— Issues and Opportunities

Nov 20 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The workshop will review the evolution and devolution of federal EA law and policy, and discuss law reform themes and opportunities. The objectives of the Workshop are to inform, learn from each other, and prepare participants who will engage in the federal review process. Read more about Workshop: Reforming Federal Environmental Assessment— Issues and Opportunities

Location

Hotel Arts
119 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Federal Environmental Assessment Reform Workshop

Nov 10 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

with Arlene Kwasniak, Professor Emerita, Law, University of Calgary

An AWA Workshop to review the evolution and devolution of federal EA law and policy, and discuss law reform themes and opportunities. The objectives of the Workshop are to inform, learn from each other, and prepare participants who will engage in the federal review process. As a campaign promise, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged to review Canada’s environmental assessment process. To that end the federal government has appointed an Expert Panel to travel through Canada and garner public and stakeholder views on the current federal EA , as well as what changes could occur. The Expert Panel will be in Calgary November 21-23 and is open to public participation. Read more about Federal Environmental Assessment Reform Workshop

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Pembina reacts to legislation being tabled to implement Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan

Bill 20 includes the framework for a carbon levy in Alberta

EDMONTON — Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to climate change legislation being introduced in the Alberta Legislature.

“Today’s introduction of legislation to implement the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan is a momentous occasion. For far too long plans to address climate change have been about talk. Now we are seeing action. Read more about Pembina reacts to legislation being tabled to implement Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan

SMLS Public Lecture - Climate Change Law and Policy in a Post-Paris Agreement World

Apr 23 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The Faculty of Law and the Canadian Institute of Resources Law invite you to attend a free public lecture on Climate Change Law and Policy in a Post-Paris Agreement World. Read more about SMLS Public Lecture - Climate Change Law and Policy in a Post-Paris Agreement World

Location

Murray Fraser Hall, Room MFH 3360
2878 University Way NW (University of Calgary Faculty of Law)
T2N 1N4 Calgary , AB

Publication—In Water we Trust: Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows

The Environmental Law Centre has made available for download their report "In Water we Trust: Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows":

Should Alberta adopt policies that allow for 3rd party participation in instream flow protection?  Are water trust organizations a part of the answer to instream flow needs in over-allocated basins?  The Environmental Law Centre’s report In Water we Trust:  Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows seeks to answer these questions.

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