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Single energy regulator bill a poor deal for Alberta’s environment 11/1/2012 Last week, the Alberta government introduced Bill 2, the Responsible Energy Development Act, which is intended to create aone window regulator that will “improve the energy regulation system for landowners, industry and the environment.” While this new...

The times, are they a-changin’? Standing and the ERCB 2/17/2012 For many years, one of the most troublesome points in environmental law in Alberta has been the very narrow scope of standing, the right to participate in court, regulatory or other legal proceedings. This has been particularly...

EPA finds fracking causes water contamination 2/16/2012 A draft report from the US Environmental Protection Agency on fracking for natural gas in Wyoming found that disposal pits caused shallow groundwater contamination.  The report also found some evidence of substance release into the Wind River drinking water aquifer from production...