Climate and Energy

Climate Change Litigation – 1 step forward, 2 steps back   Climate litigation is still very new and Canada did not see much of it until 2018 when one of the first Canadian climate lawsuits was filed, the case of Environnement Jeunesse v Canada.[1] This suit was...

Access to Environmental Justice: Costs and scientific uncertainty raise barriers to protecting communities For Access to Justice week in Alberta (https://www.albertaaccesstojustice.com/) the ELC looks at how access to justice plays out in the environmental context.   What is Environmental Justice? Environmental justice, sometimes called environmental racism, is “the intentional...

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...

  THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT 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....

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...

The Environmental Law Centre is seeking a lawyer with 3+ years of experience to fill a term position as Staff Counsel in our Edmonton office.  Our activities focus on law reform, research and public legal education in areas of environmental and natural resources law.  Staff Counsel...

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...