The ELC Blog

  Last week, when local media were distracted with cell phone driving proposals, the Auditor General of Alberta released a comprehensive review of Alberta Environment’s management of the province’s water supply. The Alberta Auditor General recognized that Alberta Environment engages in water management at a number of...

April 19, 2010 Published in Alberta Oil Magazine, April 2010 By Adam Driedzic, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre An aboriginal claim against the government has an exploration company under pressure. Flow-through shares were issued and tax deadlines are approaching. The company gambles and starts surveying, only to be blocked...

If you’re like many Albertans, you’re probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about climate change. The most overdue questions may be about soil not oil. For example: How can agricultural producers participate in the carbon market? Will international climate change agreements influence land use...

The scales of just-fish: are letters of advice crappie ways to minnow-mize harm?  The case of Cassiar Watch The federal Fisheries Act R.S.C. 1985, c. F-14 is one of Canada’s oldest and most important environmental laws.  Sections 35 and 36 of the Act are directed...

  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...

Apr 03, 2010 06:00 am | By Kevin Ma | St. Albert Gazette The public is at risk of another Walkerton if the government passes proposed changes to the federal environmental assessment act, says a major environmental group. The federal government proposed changes...

If you're like many Albertans, you're probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about climate change.  The most overdue questions may be about soil not oil. For example: How can agricultural producers participate in the carbon market? Will international ...