Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta – Part I

Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta – Part I (Slides and video)


How are decisions made to authorize industrial operations in Alberta? Who gets to use water and how? How can you get involved in those types of decisions?
The short answer is that Alberta Environment regulates environmental aspects of many industrial activities under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, and water use and activities affecting water under the Water Act.
On February 4th 2010, Cindy Chiasson, then Environmental Law Centre’s Executive Director, explained more about these authorizations and how you can have a say in the decision-making process.
Click here to watch the presentation on YouTube.
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