Category Archives: Natural Resources

The Declaration Concerning the Prevention of Unregulated High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean

By: Seamus Ryder PDF Version: The Declaration Concerning the Prevention of Unregulated High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean Matter Commented On: The Declaration concerning the Prevention of Unregulated High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean On 16 … Continue reading

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ITLOS Special Chamber Prescribes Provisional Measures with Respect to Oil and Gas Activities in Disputed Area in Case Involving Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: ITLOS Special Chamber Prescribes Provisional Measures with Respect to Oil and Gas Activities in Disputed Area in Case Involving Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire Decision Commented On: International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), … 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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Who Gets the Final Say on a Mineral Royalty Calculation? And Some Grumbling on Standard of Review Analysis

PDF Version: Who Gets the Final Say on a Mineral Royalty Calculation? And Some Grumbling on Standard of Review Analysis Case considered: Saskatchewan (Ministry of Energy and Resources) v Areva Resources Canada Inc., 2013 SKCA 79 This comment looks at … Continue reading

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Burnaby Refinery not a Priority Destination under Pipeline Tariff

PDF version: Burnaby Refinery not a Priority Destination under Pipeline Tariff Case commented on: Chevron Canada Limited Priority Destination Designation Application (15 July 2013) MH-002-2012 (NEB). Most shippers on the Trans Mountain Pipeline will no doubt be pleased with the … Continue reading

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Hop(p)s and Water: A Nice Little Water Rights Decision Out of British Columbia

PDF version: Hop(p)s and Water: A Nice Little Water Rights Decision Out of British Columbia Decision commented on: Carolyn Hopp v Assistant Regional Manager Water,  2012-WAT-033(a) (EAB). The Environmental Appeal Board (EAB) of British Columbia is starting to build up … Continue reading

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The death of free entry mining regimes in Canada?

PDF version: The death of free entry mining regimes in Canada? Decision commented on: Ross River Dena Council v Government of Yukon, 2012 YKCA 14. I (along with co-author Cheryl Sharvit) and others have long tried to make the case that … Continue reading

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A new approach to regulating unconventional resource plays in Alberta: the ERCB takes a bold step forward

PDF version: A new approach to regulating unconventional resource plays in Alberta: the ERCB takes a bold step forward Document commented on: ERCB Discussion Paper, Regulating Unconventional Oil and Gas in Alberta, 2012. In the weeks before Christmas the Energy … Continue reading

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Bill 2 the Responsible Energy Development Act and the Duty to Consult

PDF version: Bill 2 the Responsible Energy Development Act and the Duty to Consult Proposals commented on: Bill 2, the Responsible Energy Development Act, Alberta and the First Nations Consultation Policy, Discussion Paper, (Fall 2012). There has been a lively … Continue reading

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An Overview of Bill 2: Responsible Energy Development Act – What are the changes and What are the issues?*

PDF version: An Overview of Bill 2: Responsible Energy Development Act – What are the changes and What are the issues?* Bill commented on: Bill 2, Responsible Energy Development Act, The Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 1st Session, 28th Legislature On … Continue reading

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