Drought Watch 2024: Grasslands and Drought Management in Alberta
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by Brenda Heelan Powell
1M ago
It is essential to ensure the maintenance of Alberta’s grasslands – especially native grasslands – for their significant carbon storage and biodiversity services.  Unfortunately, Alberta’s approach to the conservation and... The post Drought Watch 2024: Grasslands and Drought Management in Alberta appeared first on Environmental Law Centre ..read more
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Drought Watch 2024: Recent Drought Management Responses in Alberta include the introduction of Bill 21: Emergency Statutes Amendment Act
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by Brenda Heelan Powell
1M ago
Recent proactive steps have been taken to respond to the critical drought in Alberta.  In mid-April, the provincial government announced the completion of water-sharing agreements in which municipalities, industry and... The post Drought Watch 2024: Recent Drought Management Responses in Alberta include the introduction of Bill 21: Emergency Statutes Amendment Act appeared first on Environmental Law Centre ..read more
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Amending what’s not broken: The proposed amendments to the federal Impact Assessment Act
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by Anya Manukyan
1M ago
The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) in its reference opinion determined that portions of the federal Impact Assessment Act (“IAA”) are unconstitutional. The federal government has recently proposed amendments to... The post Amending what’s not broken: The proposed amendments to the federal Impact Assessment Act appeared first on Environmental Law Centre ..read more
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Renewables Moratorium Shifted not Lifted: AUC’s Module A Renewables Inquiry Report Released to the Public
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by Brenda Heelan Powell
3M ago
Following the release of the Alberta Utilities Commission’s (AUC) Module A report, the moratorium on renewable energy development has ended.  However, in light of the Government of Alberta’s (GOA) response... The post Renewables Moratorium Shifted not Lifted: AUC’s Module A Renewables Inquiry Report Released to the Public appeared first on Environmental Law Centre ..read more
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Drought Watch 2024: Wetlands & Drought Management in Alberta
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by Uche Ibeh
5M ago
“This winter, snowpack is below average, rivers are at record low levels and multiple reservoirs remain well below capacity.”[1] This is the stark introduction to a Government of Alberta announcement... The post Drought Watch 2024: Wetlands & Drought Management in Alberta appeared first on Environmental Law Centre ..read more
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Pollution Management and Contaminated Sites in Alberta: Current Challenges, Jurisdictional Approaches and Law Reforms
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by Uche Ibeh
5M ago
    The Environmental Law Centre invites you to join our webinar discussion around contaminated sites and the law on February 27, 2024 at 12:00pm. Register here  Alberta has thousands... The post Pollution Management and Contaminated Sites in Alberta: Current Challenges, Jurisdictional Approaches and Law Reforms appeared first on Environmental Law Centre ..read more
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Job Post: Staff counsel term position at the ELC
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by Jason Unger
6M ago
The Environmental Law Centre is seeking a lawyer to fill a term position as Staff Counsel. Our activities focus on law reform, research and public legal education in areas of environmental and natural... The post Job Post: Staff counsel term position at the ELC appeared first on Environmental Law Centre ..read more
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Maybe not the last (plastic) straw: Federal Court quashes federal order aimed at regulating “Plastic Manufactured Items”
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by Rebecca Kauffman
8M ago
(Photo: Horia Varlan from Bucharest, Romania, CC BY 2.0) ___________________________________________________________________________   Attempts by the federal government to tackle plastic pollution suffered a setback yesterday as the Federal Court of Canada... The post Maybe not the last (plastic) straw: Federal Court quashes federal order aimed at regulating “Plastic Manufactured Items” appeared first on Environmental Law Centre ..read more
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Join us for a panel discussion – The SCC Impact Assessment Act Decision: federal assessments – past, present, and future
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by Jason Unger
8M ago
Join our panelists Brenda Heelan Powell (ELC)  and Prof. Andrew Leach, and Prof. Cameron Jefferies, from the Faculty of Law (University of Alberta) as we dive into the Supreme Court... The post Join us for a panel discussion – The SCC Impact Assessment Act Decision: federal assessments – past, present, and future appeared first on Environmental Law Centre ..read more
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A Better PACE for Alberta: ELC recommends law reforms to increase financing and flexibility of Alberta’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs
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by Brenda Heelan Powell
9M ago
Since 2018, Alberta has had legislation which supports PACE programming via the Clean Energy Improvements Regulation (CEIP Regulation) and amendments to the Municipal Government Act (MGA).[1] The amendments to the... The post A Better PACE for Alberta: ELC recommends law reforms to increase financing and flexibility of Alberta’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs appeared first on Environmental Law Centre ..read more
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