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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...

The story of Caribou policy in action, or is that inaction 1/29/2013 A recent story of a road being built in the Little Smokey Caribou range reflects the provincial government’s narrative of the demise of a species.  It reflects a disconnect between policy and action, both federally and provincially,...

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...