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Calgary likes Green Regs & Ham! 6/5/2014   In late May, over 100 environmental nonprofit leaders, regulatory lawyers and industry representatives gathered together to enjoy Green Regs & Ham in Calgary. This second-annual event featured Gerry Protti, Chair of the Alberta Energy Regulator (the AER), who provided an...

Reclaiming Tomorrow Today (Slides) 2/19/2014   Alberta has a significant number of suspended and abandoned well sites which represent ongoing environmental and fiscal liabilities.  To minimize these liabilities abandonment and reclamation of well sites and related infrastructure needs to occur in a timely fashion.  Unless we promote timelier...

ELC Comments on Regulating Unconventional Oil and Gas in Alberta Discussion Paper 3/27/2013   Click here to read ELC Comments on Regulating Unconventional Oil and Gas in AlbertaDiscussion Paper.   Click here to read the ERCB Discussion Paper.     ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE: The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has been seeking strong and effective environmental...

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...

Reclaiming Tomorrow Today: Regulatory timing for abandonment and reclamation of well sites in Alberta 3/15/2013   Tens of thousands of oil and gas wells sit unproductively on the landscape, either suspended or abandoned. These sites reflect an ongoing liability and have continuing impacts on the environment. Few regulatory...

Another government consultation? Why Albertans need to speak up about the new energy regulator. 2/25/2013   Many of you may have missed the most recent news about Alberta’s single energy regulator, just before the Family Day long weekend. The Alberta government issued a press release on Valentine’s Day, announcing 18...