Environmental Rights

This Report is (All About) Garbage - Extended Producer Responsibility: Designing the Regulatory Framework   [sdm_download id="92044" fancy="1" new_window="1"]   Extended producer responsibility [“EPR”] is a waste management model that extends responsibility for waste products to the producers who made them. This is very different from a traditional waste model,...

The polluter pays principle in Alberta: Where to from here?   You can now watch the recording of this video by clicking this link. or download the slides at this link.   Webinar: Jun 24, 2020 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Topic: The polluter pays principle in Alberta: Where...

The polluter pays principle in Alberta: Meeting economic challenges with regulatory certainty   To say these are “challenging times” is a gross understatement. Borders closed, energy prices in the basement, propping up the economy with public funds, and supporting individuals and firms to weather the pandemic driven economic...

Waste Management in Alberta: ELC publishes two reports on waste management and reduction in the province   Waste management is clearly a critical part of our environmental infrastructure. This is the system that ensures the things that we throw away are properly dealt with because for most people,...

A Vavilov Primer: Changes to the Administrative Standard of Review   Administrative law can have a major impact on environmental law, given how many environmental issues are settled by administrative decision-makers. As a notable example, the Federal Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Tsleil-Waututh Nation v Canada...

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...

Polluter pays principle in Alberta: A state of and a foundation for the future?   The ELC ‘s most recent report The Polluter Pays Principle in Alberta Law provides a summary of the polluter pays principle in Alberta law.   This report is provided as an introduction to...

Garbage. Waste.   It’s nothing new. In fact, typically, it’s something old, especially if you’re wanting to get rid of it! And if it’s smelly, make that as soon as possible! But have you ever thought about where your garbage goes after you put it out into the...

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...

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER. FOR THE OCTOBER 24 2019 EVENT PLEASE VISIT: https://elc.ab.ca/where-to-from-here-save-the-date-for-green-regs-n-ham-calgary-october-24-2019-2/     NOTE - TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED Coastal environmental concerns are highly relevant to land locked Alberta, but rarely do we discuss them. Join the ELC and our guest speakers to look beyond Alberta’s...

Climate Change Litigation in Canada: Environnement Jeunesse v. Canada   This past November, ENvironnement JEUnesse (ENJEU), an environmental nonprofit in Quebec, applied to bring a class action lawsuit against the Government of Canada (GOC) on behalf of Quebec citizens aged 35 and under.[1] The claim alleges the GOC...