Category Archives: Environmental

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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Assessing Canada’s Habitat/Fisheries Protection Regime: A Near Total Abdication of Responsibility?

By: Martin Olszynski and Alex Grigg PDF Version: Assessing Canada’s Habitat/Fisheries Protection Regime: A Near Total Abdication of Responsibility? Legislation Commented On: Section 35 of the Fisheries Act, RSC 1985 c F-14, as amended by the Jobs, Growth and Long-term … Continue reading

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A Missing Issue in the 2015 Alberta Election: Curbing Carbon Emissions

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: A Missing Issue in the 2015 Alberta Election: Curbing Carbon Emissions Legislation Commented On: Specified Gas Emitters Regulation, Alta Reg 139/2007 One might think that curbing carbon emissions would be a key topic during an … Continue reading

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Is the Federal Government Intent on Hurrying Along the ‘Sixth Extinction’?

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: Is the Federal Government Intent on Hurrying Along the ‘Sixth Extinction’? Legislation Commented On: Species At Risk Act, SC 2002 c 29 Sitting on a shelf in my office – unread since roughly this time … Continue reading

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Environmental Laws as Decision-Making Processes (or, Why I am Grateful for Environmental Groups this Earth Day)

By: Martin Olszynski     PDF Version: Environmental Laws as Decision-Making Processes (or, Why I am Grateful for Environmental Groups this Earth Day)              Event commented on: Earth Day This past weekend, as part of the Canadian Institute for Resource Law’s “Saturday Morning at … Continue reading

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The Bilcon Award

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Bilcon Award Award Commented On: The Claytons and Bilcon v Canada, NAFTA, UNCITRAL Rules, 17 March 2015 Once again Canada has lost an important investor/state arbitration under Chapter 11 of NAFTA (for a post … Continue reading

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