Category Archives: Environmental

Canada and Nova Scotia Finalize Equivalency Agreement on the Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Electricity Sector

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Canada and Nova Scotia Finalize Equivalency Agreement on the Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Electricity Sector Documents commented on:  Agreement on the Equivalency of Federal and Nova Scotia Regulations for the Control of … Continue reading

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The ‘Inherent Limit’ Post-Tsilhqot’in: Where Indigenous Law and Land-Use Planning Meet

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: The ‘Inherent Limit’ Post-Tsilhqot’in: Where Indigenous Law and Land-Use Planning Meet Case commented on: Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 The focus of this post, the fourth in a series of ABlawg posts … Continue reading

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Northern Gateway Approved Despite Uncertain Environmental Effects: Is This What Sustainable Development Looks Like?

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: Northern Gateway Approved Despite Uncertain Environmental Effects: Is This What Sustainable Development Looks Like? Decision commented on: National Energy Board, Northern Gateway Decision Statement On June 17, 2014 the National Energy Board issued a decision … Continue reading

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Greenpeace v Canada: Symbolic Blow to the Nuclear Industry, Game-changer for Everyone Else?

By: Martin Olszynski  PDF Version: Greenpeace v Canada: Symbolic Blow to the Nuclear Industry, Game-changer for Everyone Else? Case commented on: Greenpeace Canada v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 FC 463 (CanLII) In this lengthy (431 paragraphs) decision, the Federal Court … Continue reading

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North American Environmental Commission Investigating Tailings Ponds Leakage Not Deterred by Private Prosecution

By: Martin Olszynski Decision commented on: Notification to the Submitters and to Council regarding a proceeding notified by Canada (SEM-10-002) (Alberta Tailings Ponds) PDF version: North American Environmental Commission Investigating Tailings Ponds Leakage Not Deterred by Private Prosecution Much has … Continue reading

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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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