The ELC Blog

For Immediate Posting Notice - Summer Law Student Position Accepting Applications for May - August 2018 Placement    Rate:    $20.00/hour   APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 13th 2018 The Environmental Law Centre invites applications from law students attending a Canadian university for a student research assistant position for May-August, 2018. Applicants...

In addition to our series of educational materials concerning legal rights related to environmental quality, the Environmental Law Centre has drafted a model Environmental Bill of Rights for Alberta. This model is intended to generate discussion about how our laws may be reformed to foster...

Kyra Leuschen recently joined the Environmental Law Centre as staff counsel, and we want to introduce you to her and the work she is undertaking. Kyra Leuschen holds a B.A. with Honours from the University of Guelph and a J.D. from the University of Ottawa. She...

Rebecca Kauffman recently joined the Environmental Law Centre as staff counsel, and we want to introduce you to her and the work she is undertaking. Rebecca is a born and raised Edmontonian, who graduated law school at the University of Alberta. She also spent a year...

The Environmental Law Centre is publishing a series of educational materials concerning legal rights related to environmental quality. This work is in support of enacting laws that will foster environmental quality for future generations of Albertans. Environmental Rights Module 6: Access to Justice and the Right...

Back to what we once HADD: Fisheries Act Amendments are Introduced Since the 1970s, section 35 of the Fisheries Act operated to protect fish and fish habitat throughout Canada by prohibiting the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat (the HADD provision). Up to 2012, the...

An Update on the Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop: Draft Legislation and a Regulatory Framework Released   The need for a federal carbon pricing backstop was articulated in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change which, among other things, sets a benchmark for pricing carbon emissions...

  Going, Going… Gone Moving from Conversion to Conservation:  Stopping the Loss of Agricultural Lands in Alberta   In late 2017, the Alberta Land Institute issued its Economic Evaluation of Farmland Conversion and Fragmentation in Alberta, Summary of Findings (the “ALI Report”).  The ALI Report found that there has been...

Our energy footprints: carbon emissions and privacy We live in a data rich environment. We also leave a carbon footprint in our day to day lives. Current approaches to reducing emissions have focused on big emitters but evolving technology is enabling energy savvy consumers to save...