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  • Grassy Mountain and the Limits of Adaptive Management

     By Gavin Fitch, Q.C. and Cesar AgudeloIntroduction On June 17, 2021, the Joint Review Panel (“JRP”) of the Alberta Energy Regulator and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (“IAAC”) rejected a proposal by Benga Mining Ltd. (“Benga”) to develop a metallurgical coal mining project in the Crowsnest … Read more »

  • Bill 48 and the Land and Property Rights Tribunal

     by Michael BarberoIn a prior post, we reported on Bill 48, the Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2020. As the name suggests, Bill 48 is part of the provincial government’s agenda to reduce “red tape” and speed up approval times while creating jurisdictional harmonization and improving service … Read more »

  • Announcement of New Policies and Recent Decisions by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

     by Stuart Chambers & Jeremy DixonThe Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (the “Board”) recently announced the release of several new policy documents that provide new rules for small projects in the Northwest Territories.[1] These new rules are designed to ease the burden of the Board’s regulator … Read more »

  • Spot the Trend: Increasing Environmental Penalties in Canada

    by Sean Parker and Kimberly Wasylenchuk[1] On March 26, 2021, Teck Coal Limited (“Teck Coal”) entered a guilty plea on two counts of unlawfully depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish, contrary to s. 36(3) of the Fisheries Act. Teck Coal was ordered to pay a total of $60 mil … Read more »

  • Cost Awards and Funding for Environmental Hearings in Alberta

    By Sean Parkerand Anna Fitz On March 18, 2021, Partner Sean Parker and Associate Anna Fitz presented a webinar on obtaining costs awards at environmental tribunals, how tribunals award costs, and what sort of factors they consider. This article discusses the key points raised during the webinar (whi … Read more »