Environmental Law Centre

New report on the intersection of the Polluter Pays Principle and insolvency laws

At the Environmental Law Centre blog, Jason Unger writes about the "polluter pays principle" and its intersection with the economic challenges Alberta faces resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and low energy prices.

…it remains unclear how our society will uphold and promote the polluter pays principle, not only today and tomorrow but well into the future.

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New Waste Management reports from the Environmental Law Centre

The Environmental Law Centre has published two new reports on waste management and reduction in Alberta.

Good Riddance: Waste Management Law in Alberta is the 3rd Edition of the ELC's primer on the waste management system in Alberta. The report includes five sections covering (1) Legal Concepts and Institutions, (2) Waste Management & the Law, (3) Types of Waste, (4) Recycling, and (5) Import & Export of Waste.

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Extended Producer Responsibility: Designing the Regulatory Framework is a detailed look at the extended producer responsibility [“EPR”] model of waste management, and the potential application of EPR in Alberta's waste management system.

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Legal Tools for a Healthy Environment

Oct 30 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This one-day workshop is designed to help groups working in the environmental sector become more familiar with the legal tools available to them. Join lawyers from the ELC and Ecojustice for a vibrant discussion on topics including: 

  • Accessing information;
  • Petitioning the federal Commissioner for the Environment;
  • Navigating the judicial review process;
  • Small group discussions on real life scenarios;
    …and much more! 

Registration: $20 per person Read more about Legal Tools for a Healthy Environment

Location

Hotel Arts
119 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Legal Tools for a Healthy Environment

Nov 5 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This one-day workshop is designed to help groups working in the environmental sector become more familiar with the legal tools available to them. Join lawyers from the ELC and Ecojustice for a vibrant discussion on topics including: 

  • Accessing information;
  • Petitioning the federal Commissioner for the Environment;
  • Navigating the judicial review process;
  • Small group discussions on real life scenarios;
    …and much more! 

Registration: $20 per person Read more about Legal Tools for a Healthy Environment

Location

Kingsway Legion
14339 50 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Green Regs ‘n’ Ham: Where to from here?

Oct 24 2019 - 7:15am to 9:00am

Environmental liabilities and diminished credit facilities: 
Insolvency, environmental obligations & the impact of the Redwater decision

Alberta has a crisis on its hands. A mountain, of Everest-sized proportions, of environmental obligations exists across the Alberta landscape. Read more about Green Regs ‘n’ Ham: Where to from here?

Location

Hotel Arts
119 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Job Opportunity: Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre

Position: 
Staff Counsel
Application Deadline: 
7 Jul 2019
Location: 
Edmonton

The Environmental Law Centre is seeking a lawyer with 3+ years of experience to fill a term position as Staff Counsel in our Edmonton office.  Our activities focus on law reform, research and public legal education in areas of environmental and natural resources law.  Read more about Job Opportunity: Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre

Green Regs and Ham: Coastal Conundrums

Apr 15 2019 - 7:45am to 9:00am

Coastal environmental concerns are highly relevant to land locked Alberta, but rarely do we discuss them. Join the ELC and our guest speakers to look beyond Alberta’s borders at the conundrums of crude and coastal communities. Up for discussion – the ecological, jurisdictional and legal challenges that arise in relation to what has become a significant and divisive issue: the export of Alberta’s oil and gas. Read more about Green Regs and Ham: Coastal Conundrums

Location

The Matrix Hotel – Amber Ballroom
10640 100 Ave NW
Edmonton , AB

New Report—Future flows : climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta's water law

The Environmental Law Centre has published a new report—Future flows : climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta's water law—  calling for a "rethinking of water law and policy in Alberta"

Future flows highlights some of the challenges faced in managing for instream flow needs and assesses the current law and policy framework for its ability to manage flows in a precautionary and adaptive manner.

To learn more, read the highlights of the report on the ELC blog, or download the full report.

The ELC is also hosting a webinar "Future flows: Water law and policy in Alberta for a sustainable future" on February 20 at 12 noon.

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