Category Archives: Environmental

The Past, Present, and Future of CIRL’s “Environment in the Courtroom” Symposia

By: Martin Olszynski and Allan Ingelson Workshops commented on: Environment in the Courtroom (I): Key Environmental Concepts and the Unique Nature of Environmental Damage; Environment in the Courtroom (II): Environmental Prosecutions; Environment in the Courtroom (III): Sentencing and Environmental Offences … Continue reading

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Leave to Appeal Granted in NRCB Case Concerning Participatory Rights and the Interpretation of ‘Directly Affected’ Persons Entitled to a Hearing

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: Leave to Appeal Granted in NRCB Case Concerning Participatory Rights and the Interpretation of ‘Directly Affected’ Persons Entitled to a Hearing Decision commented on: JH Drilling Inc. v Alberta (Natural Resources Conservation Board), 2014 ABCA … Continue reading

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What the ELA Tells Us About Alberta’s New Monitoring Agency

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: What the ELA Tells Us About Alberta’s New Monitoring Agency Developments commented on: Government of Canada announces that a new operator for the Experimental Lakes Area has been secured; Appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair of … Continue reading

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To Be (Justified) or Not To Be: That is (Still) the Question

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: To Be (Justified) or Not To Be: That is (Still) the Question Document commented on: Decision Statement Issued under Section 54 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, SC 2012, c19, for Taseko’s proposed New Prosperity … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Hints That Supreme Court May Trim Back U.S. Industrial Source Greenhouse Gas Regulations

By: James Coleman PDF Version:Oral Argument Hints That Supreme Court May Trim Back U.S. Industrial Source Greenhouse Gas Regulations Report commented on: Oral argument in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Summary of Papers and Proceedings from a Workshop on Key Issues in the Design of Carbon Management Policies and Regulations in Alberta, Calgary, January 27 & 28th, 2014

By: Nigel Bankes and Elizabeth Wilman, Workshop Co-Chairs PDF Version: Summary of Papers and Proceedings from a Workshop on Key Issues in the Design of Carbon Management Policies and Regulations in Alberta, Calgary, January 27 & 28th, 2014 Regulation commented … Continue reading

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And Now Some Good News for a Change: The Energy Safety and Security Act

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: And Now Some Good News for a Change: The Energy Safety and Security Act Legislation Commented on:  Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada’s offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, … Continue reading

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Get Ready For a Whale of a Time: Northern Gateway and Species at Risk

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: Get Ready For a Whale of a Time: Northern Gateway and Species at Risk Decision commented on: Report of the Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project In December 2013 federal authorities recommended … Continue reading

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Keystone XL Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Next Steps & Climate Impact

By: James Coleman PDF Version: Keystone XL Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Next Steps & Climate Impact Report commented on: Keystone XL, Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement On January 31, the United States State Department issued its Final Supplemental Environmental … Continue reading

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The Not Quite Twelve Days of Northern Gateway

By Martin Olszynski PDF Version: The Not Quite Twelve Days of Northern Gateway Decision Commented On: Report of the Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project When the Joint Review Panel’s report for the Northern Gateway Project (the … Continue reading

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