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- Time to Clean Up: Alberta’s Revamped Remediation Regulation
By Sean Parker and Stuart Chambers As previously reported, in 2018 the Government of Alberta overhauled the Remediation Certificate Regulation, made under the Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (“EPEA”). Effective January 1, 2019, the newly titled “Remediation Regulation” came into … Read more »
- NEB Recommends TransMountain Expansion Project Be Approved
By Sarah Levine and JoAnn P. JamiesonEarlier this morning, the National Energy Board (“NEB”) delivered its Reconsideration report to the federal government, ultimately recommending that the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (“TMX” or the “Project”) should be approved in the public interest of Canadia … Read more »
- Australian Court Rejects Coal Project Based In Part on Climate Change Impacts
By Marika Cherkawsky, Student-at-Law and Gavin Fitch, Q.C.On February 8, 2019, the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales released its decision on whether to approve the Rocky Hill Coal Project after it had previously been refused by the state’s Planning and Assessment Commission in 2017. The … Read more »
- Redwater Decision Overturned by the Supreme Court of Canada
By Nathaniel BrenneisToday, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) overturned the Alberta Court of Appeal’s contentious decision to prioritize the interests of secured creditors in bankruptcy over the fulfillment of oil well abandonment and reclamation obligations.At issue was whether the province’s rule … Read more »
- Better Late Than Never? Court of Appeal Rules on Extending Limitation Periods in Contaminated Site Litigation
By: Sean Parker & Gavin Fitch, Q.C.On February 6, 2019, the Alberta Court of Appeal released its decision in Brookfield Residential (Alberta) LP (Carma Developers LP) v Imperial Oil Limited, 2019 ABCA 35 (“Brookfield”). The Court of Appeal upheld the Court of Queen’s Bench decision where the Chamber … Read more »
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