Environmental Rights Tag

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...

On Thursday, May 6th, a private members’ bill, C-469, An Act to establish  a Canadian Environmental of Rights, will have its first hour of debate in the House of Commons. The Bill would provide Canadians with access to environmental information, substantive environmental rights and rights to...

Wondering what's going on with land use planning as it continues down the road to implementation? Ever asked who Alberta's water allocation system is "FIT FIR"? Curious about how the federal Environmental Bill of Rights might affect you? Have questions about how waste from proposed nuclear power developments...

By Adam Driedzic Look forward to 2010, especially the list of Private Members’ business in the House of Commons.  An Environmental Bill of Rights has passed first reading and is entitled to  debate in the house.  Bill C-469 combines substantive rights to healthy environment with procedural...