More changes to federal environmental assessment laws on the horizon
The federal government has recently proposed amendments to the Regulations Designating Physical Activities (RDPA).
These amendments will result in the addition of some projects to the RDPA. Unfortunately, the list of projects being removed from the RDPA is much larger.
It is disappointing that oil and gas seismic activities in marine areas, oilsands steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) projects and projects within national parks, among others, are not included in the draft regulations.
Do you like Green Regs and Ham? Do you like them Sam-I-Am?
We are thrilled to announce that we will host CEO Mr. Jim Ellis and Chairman Mr. Gerry Protti of the Alberta Energy Regulator at a breakfast series called Green Regs & Ham. These events will take place in Edmonton on June 14 and Calgary on June 17 and have proven to be of interest to a number of stakeholders in our community. We are engaging our donors and supporters, members of the environmental community, policy-makers and industry representatives in a balanced and honest conversation about how environmental decision-making will occur under the new Alberta Energy Regulator.
If you missed your personal invite, or wish to be notified of future events, please send an email to Leah at email@example.com.
We hope to offer similar events in communities throughout south and central Alberta in the fall and in early 2014.
We gratefully acknowledge Devon Energy for its support of our Calgary Green Regs & Ham breakfast.