The ELC Blog

Is someone proposing an industrial or other significant project in your community? How are environmental impact assessments (EIAs) conducted in Alberta? How can you get involved in the environmental impact assessment process? On February 18th, Laura Bowman, Staff Counsel of the Environmental Law Centre, discussed EIAs...

The Regional Director of Alberta Environment has authorized an activity to take place in your area. You disagree with the approach taken by the Director. What recourse do you have? On February 11th Jason Unger, Staff Counsel with the Environmental Law Centre, discussed appeals of the...

Court: the last resort. You opposed Alberta Environment’s decision to approve or refuse a regulated activity. Maybe there was no environmental impact assessment. Maybe an appeal to the Environmental Appeals Board was unsuccessful.Join Adam Driedzic, Staff Counsel with the Environmental Law Centre, to consider judicial...

If you’re like many Albertans, you’re probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about greenhouse gas and climate change. What will Copenhagen mean? Why is cap and trade controversial? What are other places doing to address climate change through law and policy? Or, maybe you’re not even sure which...

How are decisions made to authorize industrial operations in Alberta? Who gets to use water and how? How can you get involved in those types of decisions? The short answer is that Alberta Environment regulates environmental aspects of many industrial activities under the Environmental Protection and...

Published in Alberta Oil Magazine, February - March 2010 By Cindy Chiasson, Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre Give yourself a few minutes’ break to indulge in a little imagination. Picture yourself as a member of one of the most influential regulators in Alberta: the Energy Resources Conservation...

Is someone proposing an industrial or other significant project in your community? How are environmental impact assessments conducted in Alberta? How can you get involved in the environmental impact assessment process? The short answer is that Alberta Environment regulates environmental aspects of many activities under the...

The Environmental Law Centre's Consistency and Accountability in Implementing Watershed Plans in Alberta: A jurisdictional review and recommendations for reform is a jurisdictional review focused on comparing law and policy approaches to implementation of collaboratively produced and approved watershed management plans. The review identifies central...

How are decisions made to authorize industrial operations in Alberta? Who gets to use water and how? How can you get involved in those types of decisions? The short answer is that Alberta Environment regulates environmental aspects of many industrial activities under the Environmental Protection...