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How a change of plans can jeopardize environmental goals: The trouble with results-based environmental management 11/10/2010   Published in Alberta Oil Magazine, November 2010  By Jason Unger, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre   An application has recently been made to Alberta Environment to divert water from the Clearwater River, a Canadian Heritage...

How a change of plans can jeopardize environmental goals: The trouble with results-based environmental management 11/10/2010   Published in Alberta Oil Magazine, November 2010  By Jason Unger, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre   An application has recently been made to Alberta Environment to divert water from the Clearwater River, a Canadian Heritage...

Time to apply ‘polluter pays’ principle 11/8/2010   Edmonton Journal November 7, 2010   Re: “Good call on carbon-capture liability,” Opinion, Nov. 3.   The Journal editorial fails to consider a core principle regarding how we should treat our environment. That is: a polluter should pay for management of waste streams...

Synergy 2010 Conference follow Up 11/1/2010   Adam Driedzic, Staff Counsel at the ELC, recently presented at the Synergy Alberta 2010 Conference in Red Deer. His session, “Access to Information in Alberta,” brought up questions and comments from attendees. Click here for a record of these questions and some...

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...

Implementation of Watershed Plans: Approaches, issues and recommendations (Slides) 10/28/2010   Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs) are at various stages of creating and implementing water and watershed management plans. There are numerous questions about how implementation of watershed plans is best achieved and what policies may be...