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Access to Environmental Information in Alberta: Where are we today? 6/13/2013 Published in Wildlands Advocate, February 2013 By Adam Driedzic, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre Many an environmentalist has learned that chasing government information can get one lost in a different kind of wilderness. Readers of this magazine may...

“There’s no God-given right to mud-boggers” 5/17/2013 It’s May “two-four”:  begin the bush parties, litter, trucks in the river. . .  the real Fubar.  I wish I could find last year’s Sustainable Resource Development blog post about the perennial rotting couches. There will be liquor bans, fire bans, trail closures,...

More changes to federal environmental assessment laws on the horizon 5/2/2013 The federal government has recently proposed amendments to the Regulations Designating Physical Activities (RDPA) which are central to the operation of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. With the exception of individual projects designated by the...

Environmental groups denied standing on water appeals 4/25/2013 An appeal by Alberta Wilderness Association, Water Matters and Trout Unlimited ended when the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench found that the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) cannot grant “public interest standing” under the provincial Water Act. The groups sought to challenge a change to the purpose of water licenses that will allow Irrigation...