Agriculture, Forestry & Mining

By Laura Bowman and Jason Unger Earlier this week the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) released a lengthy report on the state of oilsands science and regulation in Alberta.  The report rightly notes the lack of data on such important issues as water quality, air quality,...

As of November 18, 2010, Alberta environment has approved the Eastern Irrigation District's application to change the purpose of its water licence from irrigation only to a variety of purposes.   The purposes added include municipal, agricultural, commercial, industrial, habitat "enhancement", and recreation in specified...

A recent Alberta Court of Appeal “leave to appeal” decision deals with the cumulative impacts of development…well the cumulative impact of having another liquor store in the Town of High River that is. The case involved an application by the Town for leave to appeal a...

  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...

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 ...

By Jessica Earle ctvedmonton.ca March 1, 2010 On Monday afternoon, lawyers made opening statements in what's expected to be a lengthy trial looking into the role Canada's largest single-source oil producer played in the deaths of 1,600 ducks. Syncrude entered a not guilty plea to both provincial and federal...

In January the Supreme Court of Canada released a unanimous decision in the case of MiningWatch Canada v. Canada (Fisheries and Oceans), (2010 SCC 2). The case concerned whether a federal agency (or responsible authority) has the discretion to decide what type of environmental assessment...