Environmental Law Tag

  By Adam Driedzic and Laura Bowman   Federal Budget Bill hides major changes in Environmental Assessment Law   The federal budget bill tabled on March 29th 2010 includes buried changes to the federal environmental assessment regime.  Bill C-9 is sweeping omnibus legislation, coming in at over 900 pages...

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 migratory birds died there in 2008....

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 Cindy Chiasson It’s that list time of year…you know, top movies/songs/shows/stories/etc, etc, etc of the past year.  While most of those lists seem to be little more than space fillers for the media, every so often an item will catch my attention and I’ll think...

[caption id="attachment_47" align="alignright" width="197" caption="Photo by by Simon Howden"][/caption] Are you confused about what Bill 50 is and how it affects you? Are you wondering how transmission approvals work in Alberta? If so, be sure to join us for this brown bag lunch seminar on January...