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Is Canada ready for the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference? 2/23/2015 At the 2015 Canadian Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference held at the University of Calgary last week, I presented a brief overview of global, Canadian and provincial developments in carbon pricing and greenhouse gas reduction policies.  One of the questions I sought to...

The National Energy Board (the “NEB”) recently began its public engagement initiative relating to pipeline safety [the information about the cross-country engagement initiative in this blog post was gathered from the NEB’s website at http://www.neb-one.gc.ca ].  The NEB seeks public input on pipeline safety and environmental...

Yet another denial of standing found unlawful 6/2/2014 BC court favors environmental groups, but “public interest standing” remains out of reach. In Gagne v. Sharpe a denial of standing by the BC Environmental Appeals Board was found to involve unfair process, unnecessary requirements and impossible evidentiary standards. This decision is significant to environmental advocates in Alberta...

Question: Who wants to know about oil spills? 2/7/2014 Answer:  No one who doesn’t ask. Here’s a little story from the CBC about their efforts to access information on a not so little pipeline explosion. In response, the National Energy Board disclosed an incident report that the article implies was...