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Alberta’s changing land-use planning system 11/24/2009 Published in Wild Lands Advocate, October 2009 By Cindy Chiasson, Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre The Alberta government has moved closer to implementation of its new land use planning and management system in passing the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA) during the spring 2009 legislative session. The...

Vast control: New land use apparatus blankets Alberta and concentrates power in the provincial cabinet 8/4/2009 Published in Alberta Oil Magazine August-September 2009 By Cindy Chiasson, Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre Alberta’s proposed new system of land use planning and management moved closer to fruition with passage of the Alberta Land Stewardship...

Great expectations: Keeping the promises of Alberta’s Land Use Framework a mammoth task 2/1/2009 Published in Alberta Oil Magazine, February-March, 2009 By Cindy Chiasson, Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre A long-standing part of Alberta’s mythology has been the concept of no limits – limitless space, limitless resources, limitless beauty, limitless...

B.C. serves notice: A novel approach sees landowners in the province’s energy heartland informed prior to resource development 12/1/2008 Published in Alberta Oil Magazine, December 2008-January 2009 By Jodie Hierlmeier, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre Take note Alberta Energy: The province of British Columbia has broadened the notice given to...

Legal Aspects of Conservation Easements 10/8/2008 Many Alberta landowners are considering donating a conservation easement (CE) and will want to consult a lawyer before they sign a CE agreement. Ducks Unlimited Canada and the Environmental Law Centre have prepared an information kit for Alberta lawyers to guide...

Public input into new land-use regime critical 5/23/2008 Published in the Edmonton Journal, May 23, 2008 By Jodie Hierlmeier, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre The province’s land-use framework signals a dramatic shift away from the current laissez-faire approach to planning towards a regime that will set firm limits on...