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 Amendments to the Environmental Powers of Municipalities:  What has Changed?  What Changes are on their Way?  Municipalities play a key role in managing and protecting Alberta’s environment through regulation of private land uses and through local land use planning. Because of this, we at the...

The Environmental Law Centre is pleased to report on the programs and accomplishments that your support made possible in 2016. 2016 Annual Report [sdm_download id="19709" fancy="0"]   2016 Financial Report [sdm_download id="19710" fancy="0"] You will find past reports here.   ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE: The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has been seeking strong...

In early November, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its much anticipated decision in Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia (Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations).   In this case, the Ktunaxa sought review of a British Columbia Ministerial decision to approve the development of a year-round...

2017 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development   Earlier this month, the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development (the CESD) tabled her 2017 Fall Reports, consisting of six documents: The Commissioner’s Perspective, Report 1: Progress on Reducing Greenhouse Gases – Environment and...

A wrap-up from October 3rd Green Regs 'n' Ham Who landed in the penalty box?   Tackling a topic that is of increasing concern to Albertans was on the agenda for an early morning breakfast talk on Tuesday, October 3rd 2017. Government representatives, environmental lawyers, industry professionals, law...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 University of Calgary Downtown Campus 910 8 Ave. SW, Calgary 7:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast buffet 7:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction 7:45 a.m. Panel discussion 9:00 a.m. Wrap up, Coffee and Networking   [btnsx id="19487"]     When we think hockey fights, we think instigators, enforcers, refs, and penalties. When we think...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 University of Calgary Downtown Campus 910 8 Ave. SW, Calgary 7:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast buffet 7:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction 7:45 a.m. Panel discussion 9:00 a.m. Wrap up, Coffee and Networking From orphaned well sites to former creosote plants, municipalities face multiple challenges, legal, financial and...

There have been significant developments in climate change law and policy at both the provincial and federal level over the past couple of years. In Alberta, the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan has been adopted and several legislative changes have occurred as a result (if interested, see...