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Pembina ruling shines spotlight on need for reform 10/4/2013   This week, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench issued a ruling on public engagement in environmental decision-making in Pembina Institute v. Alberta (Environment and Sustainable Resources Development), 2013 ABQB 567. While the decision is noteworthy because it found that...

What would a good environmental assessment law look like? 7/30/2013   Federal omnibus budget bills passed in 2012 brought dramatic changes to environmental regulation, particularly in the area of environmental assessments. Many of us are wondering what this means for environmental protection in Canada. This remains to be...

ELC's Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Regulations Designating Physical Activities promulgated under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA, 2012) 5/21/2013   Click here to read the ELC's Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Regulations Designating Physical Activities promulgated under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA, 2012).   ABOUT...

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...

Is federal environmental protection keeping pace with resource development? 2/12/2013   The answer seems to be NO.   The most recent Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (the “Report”) was tabled last week. The Report examines three federal programs which are meant to ensure that natural resource development...

What would a good environmental assessment law look like? (Video) 1/30/2013   Federal omnibus budget bills passed in 2012 brought dramatic changes to environmental regulation, particularly in the area of environmental assessments. Many of us are wondering what this means for environmental protection in Canada. This remains to...

A Model Environmental and Sustainability Assessment Law (Annotated Version) 1/21/2013   The ELC presents A Model Environmental and Sustainability Assessment Law (Annotated Version).   The Model Law incorporates environmentally sound principles, enabling sustainable decision-making to become part of Canada’s landscape. This version of the Model Law provides background discussion and commentary...

A Model Environmental and Sustainability Assessment Law (without annotations) 1/21/2013   The ELC presents A Model Environmental and Sustainability Assessment Law (without annotations).   The Model Law incorporates environmentally sound principles, enabling sustainable decision-making to become part of Canada’s landscape.   A Model Environmental and Sustainability Assessment Law (without annotations)   The Environmental Law Centre extends its...

ELC Comments on the Regulations Designating Physical Activities promulgated under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA, 2012)   Click here to read "ELC Comments on the Regulations Designating Physical Activities promulgated under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA, 2012)."     ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE: The Environmental Law Centre...