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National pollutant data finally released, sort of 8/13/2010 In 2009 MiningWatch Canada won a federal court case launched in 2007 regarding whether or not mining companies had to report the pollution they released into their tailings ponds.  The federal court in 2009 ordered mining companies to report pollution data like other...

Update on federal Environmental Bill of Rights 5/10/2010 On Thursday, May 6th, a private members’ bill, C-469, An Act to establish  a Canadian Environmental of Rights, will have its first hour of debate in the House of Commons. The Bill would provide Canadians with access to environmental information,...

Navigable waters protection update 5/4/2010 A few months ago we posted about the Ministerial Order under the federal Navigable Waters Protection Act – ("Are Canadian Waterways Subject to Public Rights”) where we noted that this seemed to be a step away from treating all waterways equally in Alberta and Canada. ...

Greenhouse Gas Roundup Part II (Slides and video) 4/16/2010 If you’re like many Albertans, you’re probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about climate change. The most overdue questions may be about soil not oil. For example: How can agricultural producers participate in the carbon market? Will international climate...

View or download materials from the March 10th Bill 50 webinar 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. On March 10th, Laura Bowman, Staff Counsel with the Environmental...