Author: Jason Unger

Pollution pocketbook is a short blog series regarding how our laws and policies incorporate the polluter pays principle. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="270"] Imperial Refinery, Calgary, AB, Canada. Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys / Library and Archives Canada / PA-015634[/caption] The polluter pays principle (PPP) is...

Green Regs and Ham: Alberta Energy Regulator Year in Review 6/5/2014 Last month, over 100 environmental nonprofit leaders, regulatory lawyers and industry representatives gathered together to enjoy Green Regs & Ham in Calgary. This second-annual event featured Gerry Protti, Chair of the Alberta Energy Regulator (the AER),...

While the recently issued Environmental Protection Order that mandates the reclamation of an abandoned wellsite is a good step for the site (and the landowner)  it also stands as an illustration of how things need to change.  As reported in the Calgary Herald the well at issue...

After a very long wait a new wetland policy for the province was released yesterday.  The policy is a step forward in managing Alberta’s wetlands as it is the first time a policy applies to the Green Area (public land) of the province.  Beyond that only...