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Access to Environmental Information in Alberta: Where are we today? 6/13/2013   Published in Wildlands Advocate, February 2013   By Adam Driedzic, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre   Many an environmentalist has learned that chasing government information can get one lost in a different kind of wilderness. Readers of this magazine may...

Environmental groups denied standing on water appeals 4/25/2013   An appeal by Alberta Wilderness Association, Water Matters and Trout Unlimited ended when the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench found that the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) cannot grant “public interest standing” under the provincial Water Act. The groups sought to challenge a change to the purpose of water licenses that will allow Irrigation...

View or download slides from The Responsible Energy Development Act: A New World for Energy & Environment Regulation in Alberta? 3/22/2013   Wondering where the Responsible Energy Development Act came from, what its intent is and where it's going? Curious about how the new Alberta Energy Regulator structure will be...

The difference a year makes: Changes to Canadian federal environmental assessment law in 2012 3/1/2013   Published in Law Now, March/April 2013 By Brenda Heelan Powell, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre   In 2012, the landscape of Canadian federal environmental assessment law was completely altered. Following on the heels of a truncated...