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Lake Ontario Waterkeeper podcast on environmental prosecutions 3/16/2010 Environmental prosecutions are making headlines again as Syncrude finds itself in court in Alberta. The company has contaminated ponds at its tar sands site in Alberta and is facing charges from both the provincial and federal governments after 1600...

Bill 50: Electric Statutes Amendment Act (Slides and video) 3/10/2010 In late 2009 the Alberta Government passed the Electric Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 50). This Act instituted significant changes for transmission line approval processes in Alberta. Laura Bowman, Staff Counsel with the Environmental Law Centre,  presented a review...

11/17/2009 MEDIA ADVISORY BILL 50 – A CURIOUS SOLUTION TO TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS Edmonton, AB, 17 November 2009 – There is no doubt that electricity transmission planning and approval in Alberta faces challenges, including difficulty responding to public concern. Bill 50 – the Electric Statutes Amendment Act – is the most recent...

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...