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Seeking the Right Balance: Financial Security for Conservation and Reclamation of Alberta's Oil Sands Mines 9/1/2010   Seeking the Right Balance provides readers with a legal review and analysis of Alberta’s reclamation security program and compares the Alberta program with other jurisdictions and academic work on the subject. It...

The rivers be dammed, or is that damned? 8/6/2010   If we are serious about aquatic ecosystem health in the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB) we have to really start talking about two things; irrigation and growth.  The South Saskatchewan River Basin in Alberta Water Supply Study (the Supply Study) outlines various...

Accountable for what? 7/20/2010   When we talk about accountability we are, by necessity, drawn into the world of law. The word “accountable”, meaning “responsible; answerable” (Black’s Law dictionary 9th ed.), evokes the idea that we must pay the piper for unmet promises. Accountability is a cornerstone of...

Environmental Rights: Bill C-469 moves forward 6/22/2010   Federal Bill C-469, the Private Members’ proposal for a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights, has passed second reading in the House of Commons and will be considered by the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.   Environmental bills of rights are emerging across North America...