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ELC publishes Climate Change Legal Roadmap: A Snapshot of Alberta's Climate Change Law & Policy 6/1/2016   In late 2015, the Alberta Government released its Climate Leadership Plan (the “Climate Leadership Plan”) which is a policy document based upon the recommendations made in the Climate Change Advisory Panel...

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...

In Water We Trust: Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows 11/10/2015 Should Alberta adopt policies that allow for 3rd party participation in instream flow protection?  Are water trust organizations a part of the answer to instream flow needs in over-allocated basins?  The Environmental Law...

Standing in Environmental Matters 3/3/2015   This is a comprehensive report on “standing”:  the legal status necessary to receive a hearing from a court or an administrative board or tribunal that holds hearings. The purposes of this report are to:   Provide an informative update on the law of...

What Lies Beneath? Buyer Beware It’s every homeowner’s nightmare: You buy a home, move in, then find out there’s an abandoned gas well beneath, leaking and contaminating your property.   Think it can’t happen to you? It can. According to the Energy Resources Conservation Board in November 2012 over...

Standing in Environmental Matters 12/22/2014   This is a comprehensive report on “standing”:  the legal status necessary to receive a hearing from a court or an administrative board or tribunal that holds hearings. The purposes of this report are to:   Provide an informative update on the law of...

Environmental Assessment & the Canadian Constitution: Substitution and Equivalency 11/28/2014   The ultimate goal of this publication is to make a determination as to constitutionality of the substitution and equivalency approach endorsed by Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, S.C. 2012, c. 19, s. 52 (CEAA 2012) and, if...

ELC's Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Regulations Designating Physical Activities promulgated under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA, 2012) 5/21/2013   Click here to read the ELC's Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Regulations Designating Physical Activities promulgated under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA, 2012).   ABOUT...

A Model Environmental and Sustainability Assessment Law (Annotated Version) 1/21/2013   The ELC presents A Model Environmental and Sustainability Assessment Law (Annotated Version).   The Model Law incorporates environmentally sound principles, enabling sustainable decision-making to become part of Canada’s landscape. This version of the Model Law provides background discussion and commentary...

A Model Environmental and Sustainability Assessment Law (without annotations) 1/21/2013   The ELC presents A Model Environmental and Sustainability Assessment Law (without annotations).   The Model Law incorporates environmentally sound principles, enabling sustainable decision-making to become part of Canada’s landscape.   A Model Environmental and Sustainability Assessment Law (without annotations)   The Environmental Law Centre extends its...