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Impact Assessment, the Canadian Energy Regulator & Navigable Waters:   An Overview of what was Bill C-69  and now is Law   What is Bill C-69? In response to significant changes made to federal environmental laws in 2012 by the previous government, the Liberal Party made an election campaign promise...

  Alberta has a crisis on its hands. A mountain of environmental obligations exists across the Alberta landscape. These obligations take the form of abandonment and reclamation (and remediation) requirements for the oil and gas sector; a sector under a cash crunch. Low resource prices have pushed...

Climate Change Litigation in Canada: Environnement Jeunesse v. Canada UPDATE   Background On November 26, 2018, ENvironnement JEUnesse (ENJEU) filed an application with the Superior Court of Quebec for authorization against the Government of Canada (GOC) to bring a class action on behalf of all Quebec residents aged 35 and...

Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta Part Two: An Introduction to Adaptation in Alberta Adapting Alberta’s Living Things to Climate Change    The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) recently published its report on Climate Change and the Law which consists of two parts: Part One – An...

Loss Prevention vs. Replacement:  Alberta Needs a Policy Framework for Sustainable Agriculture   The ELC’s Role in Moving from Conversion to Conservation With the support of our donors and noted experts in the field, the ELC is currently working on a project exploring the challenges and opportunities for moving...

NOTE - THIS POSTING IS NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS   Notice – Summer Law Student Position   Accepting Applications for May – August 2019 Placement    Rate:    $20.00/hour   APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 6th 2019 The Environmental Law Centre invites applications from law students attending a Canadian university for a student research...

Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta Part One: An Introduction to Mitigation in Alberta Regulating Geothermal: How do we own heat?     The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) recently published its report on Climate Change and the Law which consists of two parts: Part One – An Introduction...

Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta Part One: An Introduction to Adaptation in Alberta Adapting Alberta’s Infrastructure to Climate Change    The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) recently published its report on Climate Change and the Law which consists of two parts: Part One – An Introduction...