Environmental Rights Tag

The Environmental Law Centre is pleased to announce a new webinar series. The webinars are based on current areas of focus at the ELC and seek to address how laws and regulations can contribute to managing environmental impacts on habitat, water or air. Topics for the 2018...

In addition to our series of educational materials concerning legal rights related to environmental quality, the Environmental Law Centre has drafted a model Environmental Bill of Rights for Alberta. This model is intended to generate discussion about how our laws may be reformed to foster...

Kyra Leuschen recently joined the Environmental Law Centre as staff counsel, and we want to introduce you to her and the work she is undertaking. Kyra Leuschen holds a B.A. with Honours from the University of Guelph and a J.D. from the University of Ottawa. She...

Rebecca Kauffman recently joined the Environmental Law Centre as staff counsel, and we want to introduce you to her and the work she is undertaking. Rebecca is a born and raised Edmontonian, who graduated law school at the University of Alberta. She also spent a year...

The Environmental Law Centre is publishing a series of educational materials concerning legal rights related to environmental quality. This work is in support of enacting laws that will foster environmental quality for future generations of Albertans. Environmental Rights Module 6: Access to Justice and the Right...

Update:  The Environmental Rights Act died on the order paper. A new Manitoba government was elected on April 19th.). The Government of Manitoba introduced an Environmental Rights Act (Bill 20) this Wednesday. The purposes of the Act are to: (a) protect the right of present and future generations...

This week, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench issued a ruling on public engagement in environmental decision-making in Pembina Institute v. Alberta (Environment and Sustainable Resources Development), 2013 ABQB 567. While the decision is noteworthy because it found that Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development...

[caption id="attachment_1710" align="alignright" width="300"] Image courtesy of Rosemary Ratcliff / http://www.freedigitalphotos.net[/caption] Alberta Energy is now half-way through its consultation workshops on regulations under the Responsible Energy Development Act, which will set out process and rules for the new Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). The workshops will be...

For many years, one of the most troublesome points in environmental law in Alberta has been the very narrow scope of standing, the right to participate in court, regulatory or other legal proceedings. This has been particularly evident in relation to energy development and proceedings...

The upcoming federal election puts an end to lawmaking in progress, including Bill C-469, the Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights.  The fact that this Private Members bill could have passed the House of Commons is a  success.  Canadians are increasingly recognizing the importance of environmental...