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Cabinet approves the Northern Gateway project 6/24/2014   Late last year, the National Energy Board (NEB) released its decision on the Northern Gateway Project and recommended approval of the project subject to 209 conditions (see here for our summary of that decision). While the NEB conducted the public hearing and issued a...

Green Regs and Ham: Alberta Energy Regulator Year in Review 6/5/2014   Last month, over 100 environmental nonprofit leaders, regulatory lawyers and industry representatives gathered together to enjoy Green Regs & Ham in Calgary. This second-annual event featured Gerry Protti, Chair of the Alberta Energy Regulator (the AER),...

Calgary likes Green Regs & Ham! 6/5/2014   In late May, over 100 environmental nonprofit leaders, regulatory lawyers and industry representatives gathered together to enjoy Green Regs & Ham in Calgary. This second-annual event featured Gerry Protti, Chair of the Alberta Energy Regulator (the AER), who provided an...

Reclaiming Tomorrow Today (Slides) 2/19/2014   Alberta has a significant number of suspended and abandoned well sites which represent ongoing environmental and fiscal liabilities.  To minimize these liabilities abandonment and reclamation of well sites and related infrastructure needs to occur in a timely fashion.  Unless we promote timelier...

Question: Who wants to know about oil spills? 2/7/2014   Answer:  No one who doesn’t ask.   Here’s a little story from the CBC about their efforts to access information on a not so little pipeline explosion. In response, the National Energy Board disclosed an incident report that the article implies was...

An overview of the Northern Gateway decision report 1/21/2014   The proposed Northern Gateway Project (the “Project”) consists of two pipelines and a marine terminal. The pipelines are anticipated to follow a 1 km wide route from Bruderheim in northern Alberta to Kitimat in northern B.C. covering over...

Green Regs and Ham: The Alberta Energy Regulator (slides) 6/21/2013   Click here to download or view Mr. Gerry Protti’s presentation about the Alberta Energy Regulator from the June 17th Green Regs and Ham event in Calgary.   ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE: The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has been seeking strong...

ELC Comments on Regulating Unconventional Oil and Gas in Alberta Discussion Paper 3/27/2013   Click here to read ELC Comments on Regulating Unconventional Oil and Gas in AlbertaDiscussion Paper.   Click here to read the ERCB Discussion Paper.     ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE: The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has been seeking strong and effective environmental...