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The Federal Court finds unlawful delay by the government under the Species at Risk Act 2/25/2014   In our recent post on the Northern Gateway decision report, we mentioned an ongoing court case brought by Ecojustice on behalf of several environmental organizations. The Western Canada Wilderness Committee v Canada (Fisheries and...

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...

Is the federal government protecting Canada’s national heritage? Fall 2013 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development 11/20/2013   Earlier this month, the Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (the “Report”) was released.   This Report is the first issued since the departure of Scott...

ELC's Analysis of the 2012 federal budget (Bill C-38) and its changes to Canada's environmental laws 8/10/2012   Click here to read ELC's Analysis of the 2012 federal budget (Bill C-38) and its changes to Canada's environmental laws.     ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE: The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has been seeking...

ELC comments on Recovery Strategy for Woodland Caribou (Rangifer terandus caribou) Boreal Population, In Canada [Proposed] 2/24/2012   Click here to read ELC comments on Recovery Strategy for Woodland Caribou (Rangifer terandus caribou) Boreal Population, In Canada [Proposed].   ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE: The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has been seeking strong and effective environmental...

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...