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Lake Ontario Waterkeeper podcast on environmental prosecutions 3/16/2010 Environmental prosecutions are making headlines again as Syncrude finds itself in court in Alberta. The company has contaminated ponds at its tar sands site in Alberta and is facing charges from both the provincial and federal governments after 1600...

Bill 50: Electric Statutes Amendment Act (Slides and video) 3/10/2010 In late 2009 the Alberta Government passed the Electric Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 50). This Act instituted significant changes for transmission line approval processes in Alberta. Laura Bowman, Staff Counsel with the Environmental Law Centre,  presented a review...

View or download materials from the March 10th Bill 50 webinar 3/10/2010 In late 2009 the Alberta Government passed the Electric Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 50). This Act instituted significant changes for transmission line approval processes in Alberta. On March 10th, Laura Bowman, Staff Counsel with the Environmental...

Syncrude muddies the waters 3/4/2010 It’s “like” unconstitutional.  On March 1, 2010, trial began for the death of 1,600 ducks in a tailing pond at the Syncrude Aurora mine north of Fort McMurray.  Syncrude had filed notice of constitutional questions, and while it opened by attacking the...

Syncrude in court for tailings pond incident 3/1/2010 By Jessica Earle ctvedmonton.ca On Monday afternoon, lawyers made opening statements in what’s expected to be a lengthy trial looking into the role Canada’s largest single-source oil producer played in the deaths of 1,600 ducks. Syncrude entered a not guilty plea to...