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Nuclear Power in the Prairies 9/23/2011 This report provides an overview on how nuclear power facilities are regulated in Canada and how Alberta and Saskatchewan laws may be applied to nuclear power proposals. Click here to read Nuclear Power in the Prairies....

Nuclear Power Regulation in Alberta and Saskatchewan (Slides) 7/5/2011 Are you wondering how nuclear power facilities are regulated in Canada? Are you confused about how provincial and federal environmental laws apply to nuclear power facilities? On July 4th 2011 Laura Bowman, Environmental Law Centre Staff Counsel, presented a...

Can Alberta learn from Fukushima?   http://elc.ab.ca/can-alberta-learn-from-fukushima/ 3/15/2011 Click here to read Can Alberta learn from Fukushima? on the ELC blog....

New research on public health implications of coal power 2/21/2011 New research published in Environmental Health Perspectives this month compares public health gains from electricity consumption versus impacts of high electricity consumption. It suggests coal fired power use is linked to higher infant mortality. The study concludes that increased...

Updates 1/18/2011 Here are some updates on previous blog posts compiled by Laura Bowman, Staff Counsel at the ELC. The David Suzuki v. Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (Killer Whale protection) case is being appealed to the Federal Court of Appeal. The Eastern Irrigation District approval for change of purpose is under appeal to...

Alberta’s coal fired power debacle 1/18/2011 In all the talk about GHGs and contaminants from oilsands, it is often overlooked how significant the known impacts of Alberta’s heavy reliance on coal fired power are, or how urgently we need to switch to other forms of electricity generation. Impacts...

We need an independent environmental protection and monitoring agency with teeth 1/13/2011 Given all of the recent reports on the Oilsands released late last year, including the Royal Society report (RSC), the Liberal report, the NDP report, the report released through the Pembina Institute on behalf of various environmental groups, and the...

RSC Report: Science, regulation and the precautionary principle 12/18/2010 Earlier this week the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) released a lengthy report on the state of oilsands science and regulation in Alberta.  The report rightly notes the lack of data on such important issues as water quality, air...