Category Archives: Environmental

Top Ten Environmental Law Stories: Canadian Edition

By: Martin Olszynski, Sharon Mascher, and Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Top Ten Environmental Law Stories: Canadian Edition This last year was an important one for environmental law and policy, both in Canada and globally. In this post we highlight ten … Continue reading

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The “Historic” Paris Climate Agreement: What It Means “At Home” for Canada and the Alberta Oil Sands

By: Sharon Mascher PDF Version: The “Historic” Paris Climate Agreement: What It Means “At Home” for Canada and the Alberta Oil Sands Matter Commented On: The Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change On Saturday December … Continue reading

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Ontario Power Generation Inc. v Greenpeace Canada: Form over Substance Leads to a “Low Threshold” for Federal Environmental Assessment

By: Martin Olszynski and Meinhard Doelle PDF Version: Ontario Power Generation Inc. v Greenpeace Canada: Form over Substance Leads to a “Low Threshold” for Federal Environmental Assessment Case Commented On: Ontario Power Generation Inc. v Greenpeace Canada et al, 2015 … Continue reading

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Provincial Environmental Appeal Boards: A Forum of Choice for Environmental (and First Nation) Plaintiffs?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Provincial Environmental Appeal Boards: A Forum of Choice for Environmental (and First Nation) Plaintiffs? Decision Commented On: Chief Gale and the Fort Nelson First Nation v Assistant Regional Water Manager & Nexen Inc et al, … Continue reading

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5 Things I learned about Mike Duffy Canada’s New Fish Habitat Protection Laws

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: 5 Things I learned about Canada’s New Fish Habitat Protection Laws Case Commented On: Section 35 of the Fisheries Act, RSC 1985 c F-14, as amended by the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act, SC … Continue reading

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Implementing the New Liability and Financial Assurance Rules for Oil and Gas Operations on Federal Lands in the Arctic and for the East Coast Offshore

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Implementing the New Liability and Financial Assurance Rules for Oil and Gas Operations on Federal Lands in the Arctic and for the East Coast Offshore Regulations Commented On: [Draft] Canada Oil and Gas Operations Financial … Continue reading

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The SGER Amendments and the New Treatment of Cogeneration

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The SGER Amendments and the New Treatment of Cogeneration Regulation Commented On: Specified Gas Emitters Amendment Regulation, Alta Reg 104/2015 In a previous post I reported on the Minister’s speech announcing a two-step procedure for … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: EPA Should Have Considered Cost When Deciding Whether Mercury Limits for Power Plants Were Appropriate

By: James Coleman PDF Version: Supreme Court: EPA Should Have Considered Cost When Deciding Whether Mercury Limits for Power Plants Were Appropriate Case Commented On: United States Supreme Court, Michigan v United States Environmental Protection Agency (June 29, 2015) On … Continue reading

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Province of Alberta Announces a Two-Step Process for Developing a New Climate Change Policy

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Province of Alberta Announces a Two-Step Process for Developing a New Climate Change Policy Matter Commented On: Minister Shannon Phillips’ Press Conference on Alberta’s climate change strategy, June 25, 2015 A central element of Alberta’s … Continue reading

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The Social Licence to Operate: Mind the Gap

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Social Licence to Operate: Mind the Gap This post is based on an invited presentation that I gave at the Canadian Energy Law Forum on May 14, 2015 in Lake Louise. I began my … Continue reading

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