The ELC Blog

By Kevin Ma Staff Writer - St Albert Gazette January 27, 2010 Thousands of Edmonton and Sturgeon County residents can now speak at a future Heartland power line hearing thanks to a provincial board’s new rules. Epcor and AltaLink want to build a 500-kilovolt double-circuit power line —...

Wondering what's going on with land use planning as it continues down the road to implementation? Ever asked who Alberta's water allocation system is "FIT FIR"? Curious about how the federal Environmental Bill of Rights might affect you? Have questions about how waste from proposed nuclear power developments...

By Cindy Chiasson This week, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) announced it will provide an enhanced participation process for the proposed Heartland Transmission Project.  The project involves construction of a 500 kilovolt electricity transmission line from south Edmonton to the Fort Saskatchewan region, and is the...

By Cindy Chiasson Question Will the Environmental Law Centre prepare a brief report on the current performance of the Land-use Framework, future considerations and recommendations for the Alberta government and Cabinet? Answer The Centre has been following the Land-use Framework initiative from its beginning, and we have provided ongoing...

By Cindy Chiasson Question Can you confirm that there are no interim measures planned or in place with respect to the implementation of the regional plans? Answer Section 9(2)(l) of the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA) provides that a regional plan can include “transitional or bridging arrangements”.  Cabinet has...

By Cindy Chiasson Question Is there a sense that regional plans would be allowed some significant differences depending on the region or is the government of Alberta more intent on streamlining planning across the province? Answer So far, it appears that the regional plans will differ depending on the...