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Perennial pipeline puzzle: The question of surface rights compensation for buried lines goes to court 4/20/2009 Published in Alberta Oil Magazine April-May 2009 By Dean Watt, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre For years, pipeline operators in Alberta and other provinces have had to address recurrent arguments made by landowners seeking annual...

Great expectations: Keeping the promises of Alberta’s Land Use Framework a mammoth task 2/1/2009 Published in Alberta Oil Magazine, February-March, 2009 By Cindy Chiasson, Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre A long-standing part of Alberta’s mythology has been the concept of no limits – limitless space, limitless resources, limitless beauty, limitless...

B.C. serves notice: A novel approach sees landowners in the province’s energy heartland informed prior to resource development 12/1/2008 Published in Alberta Oil Magazine, December 2008-January 2009 By Jodie Hierlmeier, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre Take note Alberta Energy: The province of British Columbia has broadened the notice given to...

MLAs must give public greater voice in energy hearings 6/24/2008 Published in the Edmonton Journal, June 24, 2008 By Cindy Chiasson, Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre June 24, 2008 Edmonton Journal Letters to the Editor P.O. Box 2421 Edmonton, AB T5J 2S6 Dear Sir/Madam: Re: Bill 46 not to blame for restrictive participation rights The editorial...

Marie Lake example of larger problems 10/9/2007 The cottage owners around Marie Lake are no doubt delighted by Premier Ed Stelmach’s announcement that the government will not allow seismic testing to proceed on the lake. This is, indeed, a paradigm shift from the Alberta government’s business-as-usual approach...