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“Standing”:   Basically the right to a hearing.  Greatly in need of law reform. •  Are you a lawyer for parties that represent public viewpoints? •  Are you that party, whether environmental watchdog or concerned citizen? •  Have you had trouble participating in board hearings? The Environmental Law Centre has...

When the lawyers were figuring out a theme for this issue of News Brief, I couldn’t bring myself to tell them I didn’t know what they meant by “standing.”  I’m sure I’m not the only person who isn’t clear on the concept. After reading and editing...

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has denied an application by Capital Power to amend greenhouse gas emission conditions for the Genesee 3 coal-fired power plant.  These were voluntary commitments to offset emissions that were made before the enactment of provincial reduction regulations.  The AUC heard...

Recently the provincial government directed the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to hold an inquiry on the regulatory process for hydroelectric power generation development. The AUC’s April 14th Notice of Inquiry gives a May 7th deadline for submission of statements of intent to participate (SIP). Are you...

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 Law Centre, presented a review and answered questions about this...

By Kevin Ma Staff Writer - St Albert Gazette January 27, 2010 Thousands of Edmonton and Sturgeon County residents can now speak at a future Heartland power line hearing thanks to a provincial board’s new rules. Epcor and AltaLink want to build a 500-kilovolt double-circuit power line —...

By Cindy Chiasson This week, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) announced it will provide an enhanced participation process for the proposed Heartland Transmission Project.  The project involves construction of a 500 kilovolt electricity transmission line from south Edmonton to the Fort Saskatchewan region, and is the...