Climate and Energy

Bill 69 and the Impact Assessment Act: public trust regained or more of the same   The Government of Canada’s promise to review the 2012 changes to various federal environmental laws has now come to fruition (see our summary of the 2012 changes here and here).  This review...

2016 Annual Report and Financial Statement 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...

Delay, Environmental Offences and Private Prosecutions   A case comment on the impact of Jordan in two recent environmental cases:  R. v. The Lake Louise Ski Area Ltd., 2017 ABPC 262 and R. v. HMTQ, Executive Flight Centre et al. BCPC File No: 25268   The Supreme Court of Canada’s...

Canada’s Progress on Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change: 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...

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...

Public Impact on Climate Change Law and Policy   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...

Methane Reduction under the Climate Change Leadership Plan The ELC releases its latest paper in the Climate Change Legal Roadmap series: Methane Reduction under the Climate Change Leadership Plan   This blog is part of the Environmental Law Centre’s blog series exploring climate change law in Canada. This blog...