Climate and Energy

[caption id="attachment_1161" align="alignright" width="225"] Image: Arvind Balaraman / FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] 2012 will be a significant year for our environment. Political change is in the wind, a provincial election is coming, and Alberta is under pressure internally, nationally and internationally to demonstrate effective environmental stewardship and strong regulatory...

What a great way to start 2011! The Enviromental Law Centre's blog (yep, this one) was named runner-up for the “Non-Legal Audience Award” in the 2010 Canadian Law Blog Awards. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees and huge thanks to whoever nominated us....

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here's a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold...

(In case you don't know about them, you can read about the CLawBies here.) First things first. I’m not a lawyer. (I'm in communications.) But, because of where I work (the Environmental Law Centre), I read law blogs a lot. I’m subscribed to more RSS feeds...

[caption id="attachment_721" align="alignright" width="283"] Image: Pixomar / FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Recently I was at my parents’ house in small-town Alberta for a family dinner.  The doorbell rang, and after a few minutes, my mother rejoined us with a packet of papers in hand.  “It’s a good thing you’re...

Staff Counsel members have been hard at work providing comments on proposed Alberta parks legislation, Bill C-9 (Jobs and Economic Growth Act), and the Management of Uranium Mine Waste Rock and Mill Tailings discussion paper. While you're on the ELC site, sign up for our...

The ELC will be taking a bit of a break from publishing News Brief in order to evaluate and consider options for restructuring. We will be asking readers to participate in the process via online survey and/or group discussions, so stay tuned for your opportunity...

After months of deliberation and preparation, the ELC is happy to launch this blog. We're excited to have created a place for members to less formally air their ideas about, perspectives on and analysis of environmental law and related issues. We're also really looking forward...