Through case studies, regulatory proceedings, and litigation and legislation, learn about environmental law and how it is implemented in Alberta. Topics include: national and provincial environmental legislation, including the Alberta Environmental Enhancement and Protection Act, Alberta Water Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act; due diligence, civil liability, and environmental litigation and prosecution; as well as topical examinations of air and water, agriculture, biotechnology, biodiversity and conservation, carbon and climate issues, and environmental aspects of energy regulation for hydrocarbons, electricity and oil sands.
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Recognize key environmental laws issues under in federal and provincial law, the common law and due diligence, and energy regulation.
- In the future, recognize an environmental issue or problem when it arises, and seek further information and assistance.