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What does the future hold for the Alberta Land Stewardship Act? 10/18/2011   Two weeks have passed since Alison Redford became Alberta’s newest premier. One of her first statements as premier was that she would “immediately suspend” the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA), intending to hold consultations and make any needed amendments. ALSA,...

Cumulative environmental defects 10/5/2011   The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development released a report yesterday covering the federal government’s climate change plans and cumulative environmental effects assessment of oil sands projects. The Commissioner identifies several significant deficiencies in federal environmental management.   On the climate change side the Commissioner notes...

The one-two punch for Alberta’s Caribou 9/2/2011   Within the past 7 days the federal and provincial governments published documents that may result in Alberta’s Woodland Caribou going down for the count.   These documents include the proposed federal Recovery Strategy for Woodland Caribou, Boreal population and the Draft Lower Athabasca Regional...

ELC Comments on the proposed Lower Athabasca Regional Plan and related documents 5/27/2011   Click here to read ELC Comments on the proposed Lower Athabasca Regional Plan and related documents.     ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE: The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has been seeking strong and effective environmental laws since it was founded in...