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The ELC is pleased to announce publication of its Model for Harmonized Provincial Environmental and Sustainability Assessment.   In recent years, federal environmental assessment law has undergone radical changes resulting in a reduced number and scope of federal environmental assessment. Consequently, the provinces are positioned to take...

Pollution pocketbook is a short blog series regarding how our laws and policies incorporate the polluter pays principle. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="270"] Imperial Refinery, Calgary, AB, Canada. Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys / Library and Archives Canada / PA-015634[/caption] The polluter pays principle (PPP) is...

Brenda Heelan Powell, Staff Counsel at the Environmental Law Center (ELC), has been selected to participate in the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)’s Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative.  This initiative is being conducted by the University of Pennsylvania through its Penn Program on Regulation, which will develop the tools...

[caption id="attachment_2491" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo credit: waynerd / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND[/caption] In today’s Calgary Herald: “Prentice confident Springbank dry dam most cost-effective option to protect Calgary.” The article outlines the reasons behind building a dry reservoir around Springbank in an effort to mitigate flooding in Calgary....