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Vast control: New land use apparatus blankets Alberta and concentrates power in the provincial cabinet 8/4/2009 Published in Alberta Oil Magazine August-September 2009 By Cindy Chiasson, Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre Alberta’s proposed new system of land use planning and management moved closer to fruition with passage of the Alberta Land Stewardship...

Worth Our Salt: Tightening constraints on water supplies call into question the legal line drawn between saline and pure sources 7/3/2009 Published in Alberta Oil Magazine Summer 2009 By Jason Unger As a food preservative, salt has been essential to civilization. It is no accident that the word “salary” derives from...

Great expectations: Keeping the promises of Alberta’s Land Use Framework a mammoth task 2/1/2009 Published in Alberta Oil Magazine, February-March, 2009 By Cindy Chiasson, Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre A long-standing part of Alberta’s mythology has been the concept of no limits – limitless space, limitless resources, limitless beauty, limitless...

B.C. serves notice: A novel approach sees landowners in the province’s energy heartland informed prior to resource development 12/1/2008 Published in Alberta Oil Magazine, December 2008-January 2009 By Jodie Hierlmeier, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre Take note Alberta Energy: The province of British Columbia has broadened the notice given to...

MLAs must give public greater voice in energy hearings 6/24/2008 Published in the Edmonton Journal, June 24, 2008 By Cindy Chiasson, Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre June 24, 2008 Edmonton Journal Letters to the Editor P.O. Box 2421 Edmonton, AB T5J 2S6 Dear Sir/Madam: Re: Bill 46 not to blame for restrictive participation rights The editorial...

Public input into new land-use regime critical 5/23/2008 Published in the Edmonton Journal, May 23, 2008 By Jodie Hierlmeier, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre The province’s land-use framework signals a dramatic shift away from the current laissez-faire approach to planning towards a regime that will set firm limits on...

Short window for public comment on draft land-use plan 5/23/2008 Published in the Calgary Herald, May 23, 2008 By Jodie Hierlmeier, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre The province’s draft land use framework has received a fairly warm reception from environmentalists, industry and municipalities. Some might say that there isn’t...

Marie Lake example of larger problems 10/9/2007 The cottage owners around Marie Lake are no doubt delighted by Premier Ed Stelmach’s announcement that the government will not allow seismic testing to proceed on the lake. This is, indeed, a paradigm shift from the Alberta government’s business-as-usual approach...

The Dictionary of Environmental Law and Science 2nd Edition 6/1/2005 This updated publication provides an extensive reference source for environmental, legal and scientific terms.  Edited by William A. Tilleman, Q.C., past Chair of the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board. View...