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Castle logging tests public land law 2/27/2012   Regulated access to public land in Alberta has undergone a major overhaul.  As of September 2011, the Public Lands Administration Regulation is in force under the Public Lands Act.  The new Regulation consolidates a patchwork of existing access regulations and provides sweeping...

Letter of support for "Sustainable Forests, Sustainable Communities. The Future of Alberta’s Southwestern Forests" 12/15/2011   Click here to read the ELC's letter of support for the Alberta Wilderness Asssociation's "Sustainable Forests, Sustainable Communities. The Future of Alberta’s Southwestern Forests" Report.   The full report is available to download on the Alberta...

Alberta’s coal fired power debacle 1/18/2011   In all the talk about GHGs and contaminants from oilsands, it is often overlooked how significant the known impacts of Alberta’s heavy reliance on coal fired power are, or how urgently we need to switch to other forms of electricity generation. Impacts...

Update: Irrigation District allowed to sell its water 11/29/2010   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”,...

Everyone DUCK! 10/29/2010   The notion that tailings pond duck deaths should be trivialized because of how many birds die through other means is getting under my skin. (On occasion I read comments associated with online media, which I have to admit is the source of this frustration.)   Duck...