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Legislative Review for the City of Calgary's Community GHG Implementation Strategy 11/24/2015 In order to enable the implementation of its Calgary Community GHG Reduction Plan, the City of Calgary has commissioned this legislative review of several proposed programs which are designed to reduce GHG emissions.   These programs include...

Is Canada ready for the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference? 2/23/2015   At the 2015 Canadian Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference held at the University of Calgary last week, I presented a brief overview of global, Canadian and provincial developments in carbon pricing and greenhouse gas reduction policies.  One of the questions I sought to...

Facts, Reasons and Environmental Evils: Recent Canadian Environmental Law Decisions 10/1/2014   In recent months, there have been several interesting environmental law decisions issued by the Federal Court of Canada. In both Greenpeace Canada v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 FC 463 (CanLII) and Council of the Innu of Ekuanitshit v Canada...

Yet another denial of standing found unlawful 6/2/2014   BC court favors environmental groups, but “public interest standing” remains out of reach.   In Gagne v. Sharpe a denial of standing by the BC Environmental Appeals Board was found to involve unfair process, unnecessary requirements and impossible evidentiary standards. This decision is significant to environmental advocates in Alberta...

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...

Back on the Omnibus with Bill C-45: Another Omnibus Budget Bill Drives More Change to Federal Environmental Law 11/6/2012   Click here to read "Back on the Omnibus with Bill C-45: Another Omnibus Budget Bill Drives More Change to Federal Environmental Law".     ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE: The Environmental Law...