Author Archives: Nigel Bankes

About Nigel Bankes

B.A., M.A. (Cantab.), LL.M., (Br.Col.). Professor. Member of the Alberta Bar. Professor Bankes is a professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law. His teaching and research fall in the areas of resources law, aboriginal law and international environmental law. Professor Bankes was seconded to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as professor-in-residence during the academic year 1999-2000. During that time, Professor Bankes worked on the negotiation of a number of multilateral environmental agreements.

How much discretion does a regulator have to limit the recovery of a utility’s legal costs?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: How much discretion does a regulator have to limit the recovery of a utility’s legal costs? Case Commented On: ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd v Alberta (Utilities Commission), 2014 ABCA 397 In this case the … Continue reading

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A Revised Aboriginal Consultation Direction issued to the Alberta Energy Regulator

By: Giorilyn Bruno and Nigel Bankes PDF Version: A Revised Aboriginal Consultation Direction issued to the Alberta Energy Regulator Direction and Decision Commented On: Energy Ministerial Order 105/2014 /  Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Ministerial Order 53/2014; Prosper Petroleum Ltd., … Continue reading

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Alberta Utilities Commission Approves the Proposed Sale of AltaLink’s Transmission Assets to the Berkshire Hathaway Group

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Alberta Utilities Commission Approves the Proposed Sale of AltaLink’s Transmission Assets to the Berkshire Hathaway Group Decision Commented On: AUC Decision 2014-326, AltaLink Investment Management Ltd. and SNC Lavalin Transmission Ltd et al, November 28, … Continue reading

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Alberta releases the Carbon Capture and Storage Quantification Protocol for Public Comment

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Alberta releases the Carbon Capture and Storage Quantification Protocol for Public Comment Document Commented On: Quantification Protocol for CO2 Capture and Permanent Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers, Version: DRAFT for public comment, November 2014 and … Continue reading

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Bill 1, Respecting Property Rights Act: A Damp Squib and a Good Thing Too

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Bill 1, Respecting Property Rights Act: A Damp Squib and a Good Thing Too Bill Commented On: Bill 1: Respecting Property Rights Act The good news about Bill 1 for those with communitarian views is … Continue reading

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Judicial Supervision of the National Energy Board (NEB): The Federal Court of Appeal Defers to the NEB on Key Decisions

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Judicial Supervision of the National Energy Board (NEB): The Federal Court of Appeal Defers to the NEB on Key Decisions Cases Commented On: Forest Ethics Advocacy Association and Donna Sinclair v National Energy Board, 2014 … Continue reading

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Gross Negligence and Set-off Rights under the 2007 CAPL Operating Procedure

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Gross Negligence and Set-off Rights under the 2007 CAPL Operating Procedure Case Commented On: Bernum Petroleum Ltd v Birch Lake Energy Inc., 2014 ABQB 652; unreported transcript of reasons of Master Robertson, July 31, 2013 … Continue reading

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The Uncertain Status of the Doctrine of Interjurisdictional Immunity on Reserve Lands

By: Nigel Bankes and Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: The Uncertain Status of the Doctrine of Interjurisdictional Immunity on Reserve Lands Case Commented On: Sechelt Indian Band v. British Columbia (Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act, Dispute Resolution Officer), 2013 BCCA 262, … Continue reading

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The Federal Renewable Fuels Regulations Survive an Aggressive and Comprehensive Challenge from Syncrude

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Federal Renewable Fuels Regulations Survive an Aggressive and Comprehensive Challenge from Syncrude Case Commented On: Syncrude Canada Ltd. v Attorney General of Canada, 2014 FC 776 In the dog days of summer (August 6, … Continue reading

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What happens when A sells B a working interest in the thermal or enhanced production from an oil and gas property and A or its successors in interest continue with primary production?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF version: What happens when A sells B a working interest in the thermal or enhanced production from an oil and gas property and A or its successors in interest continue with primary production? Case Considered: IFP … Continue reading

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