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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...

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper podcast on environmental prosecutions 3/16/2010 Environmental prosecutions are making headlines again as Syncrude finds itself in court in Alberta. The company has contaminated ponds at its tar sands site in Alberta and is facing charges from both the provincial and federal governments after 1600...

Syncrude muddies the waters 3/4/2010 It’s “like” unconstitutional.  On March 1, 2010, trial began for the death of 1,600 ducks in a tailing pond at the Syncrude Aurora mine north of Fort McMurray.  Syncrude had filed notice of constitutional questions, and while it opened by attacking the...

Syncrude in court for tailings pond incident 3/1/2010 By Jessica Earle ctvedmonton.ca On Monday afternoon, lawyers made opening statements in what’s expected to be a lengthy trial looking into the role Canada’s largest single-source oil producer played in the deaths of 1,600 ducks. Syncrude entered a not guilty plea to...

Why “specified gas emitters” don’t report “specified gas emissions” 1/22/2010 How much greenhouse gas does your favorite industrial facility produce?  We would all love to know.  On January 18, 2009, ELC staff lawyers attended a workshop on Alberta Environment’s Specified Gas Reporting Program.  There is a program? ...

Bill C-311: Climate Change Accountability Act back in the House 11/15/2009 How to compete with the international stage?  While all eyes were on Copenhagen, the federal Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development agreed to report Bill C-311 back to Parliament without amendment.  The December 8th report means that the House...

Fact Sheets Related to Pollution & Emissions 12/31/2006 The Environmental Law Centre’s “fact sheet” series is made possible by grants from the Alberta Law Foundation, the Alberta Real Estate Foundation and by charitable donations. A word of caution about your use of this material These fact sheets provide information...