Resources: A Publication of Canadian Institute of Resources Law

Resources: A Publication of the Canadian Institute of Resources Law (ISSN 0714-5918) provides commentary on matters of current concern in natural resources law and policy. It contains information on the Institute's activities including new publications, courses, seminars and conferences. Recent developments in resources law are discussed.

Some articles in Resources are of particular interest to people practising resources law, while other articles discuss resources and environmental policy issues. Resources is of interest to anyone in energy development or who is concerned with resource use and the environment.

Resources: A Publication of the Canadian Institute of Resources Law


Current Issue

2018 (121)

  • De-Escalating Construction Disputes in Major Infrastructure Delivery: Lessons from the United Kingdom as Canada Moves to Statutory Dispute Adjudication (Rudiger Tscherning)
  • Information about recently published CIRL Occasional Papers
  • The Environment in the Courtroom symposium series continues with a session to be held in Laval, Quebec.

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Past Issues 2000-2017

2017

120

  • The Mining Moratorium and the case of Paje: The Philippine Dilemma (Meriam Bravante)
  • Information about recently published CIRL Occasional Papers
  • Saturday Morning Law School speaker series resumes on September 23, 2017 

2016

119

  • Reflexive Legal Processes for Environmental Bridging Organizations in the Calgary Region (Judy Stewart)
  • Upcoming National Symposium

118

  • Reflections on Ecosystem Services: A Step Forward in the Protection of Nature? (Giorilyn Bruno)
  • Linkage: Recent Developments in the EU, Australia, Quebec and California (Rolandas Vaiciulis)
  • New CIRL Publications
  • Upcoming National Symposium

2015

117

  • The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme: Criteria Evaluations & Lessons Learned (Josephine Victoria Yam)
  • Book Review - Leasing Oil and Gas Interests: A Plain Language Account (Fenner L. Stewart)

2015/2014

116

  • Mainstreaming Sustainability: An Evaluation of Alberta’s Legal and Regulatory Regime for Gas Development (Orieji Onuma)
  • Mexico’s Energy Reform (Verónica de la Rosa Jaimes)

2012

115

  • Legal and Policy Responses to Environmental Offences in Relation to the Alberta Oil Sands (Chilenye Nwapi)

114

  • Managing the Mackenzie: Negotiating a Future with the Basin in Mind (J. Owen Saunders)

113

  • A Single Regulator for Oil and Gas Development in Alberta? A Critical Assessment of the Current Proposal (Nickie Vlavianos)

2011

112

  • Public Participation in Alberta's Land-use Planning Process (Monique Passelac-Ross)

111

  • Public Participation at the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board (Shaun Fluker)

110

  • Environmental Assessment of Nuclear Power Plants in Alberta: Implications for Federal-Provincial Responsibilities (Astrid Kalkbrenner)

2010

109

  • Innovative But Controversial Municipal Bylaws Survive Challenges (Arlene Kwasniak)
  • Mutatis Mutandis: The ERCB Speaks (in Latin) on the Subject of Carbon Capture and Storage (Nigel Bankes)
  • The Problem of Locus Standi at the Energy Resources Conservation Board: A Diceyan Solution (Shaun Fluker)  

108

  • The Issues and Challenges with Public Participation in Energy and Natural Resources Development in Alberta (Nickie Vlavianos)

107

  • Water Rights and Water Stewardship: What About Aboriginal Peoples? (David K. Laidlaw and Monique Passelac-Ross)

2009

106

  • The Alberta Land Stewardship Act: Certainty or Uncertainty? (Jenette Poschwatta-Yearsley and Adam Zelmer)

105

  • The AEUB: A Short Chapter in Alberta's Long History of Energy & Utilities Regulation (Cecilia A. Low)

104

  • Change to Believe In: A Legal Checklist for Alberta's Land-Use Framework (Steven A. Kennett)

2008

103

  • Water Management Planning and the Crown's Duty to Consult and Accommodate: A Comment on Tsuu T'ina First Nation v. Alberta (Nigel Bankes)

102

  • Draft Australian Legislation on Carbon Capture and Storage: A Canadian Perspective (Nigel Bankes & Jenette Poschwatta)

101

  • The Federal Government's Climate Change Policy and the Role of Carbon Capture and Storage (Nigel Bankes)
  • Polar Bears: The Implications of An ESA Listing for the Continuing Conservation Hunt of Bears (Nigel Bankes)

2007

100

  • Key Shortcomings in the Current Regulatory Framework for Oil Sands Development in Alberta (Nickie Vlavianos)

99

  • Searching for Meaning in Energy Resource 'Conservation'  (Michael M. Wenig & Michael C. Moore) 

98

  • Consultation with Aboriginal Peoples in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region: Is it Meeting the Crown's Legal Obligations? (Monique Passelac-Ross & Verónica Potes)

97

  • Carbon Capture and Storage in Alberta: Learning from the Acid Gas Disposal Analogy (Nigel Bankes & Jenette Poschwatta)
  • 'Speaking Truth to Power': Some Reflections on the Role of Law (Nigel Bankes)

2006/2007

96

  • Next Steps for Cumulative Effects Management in Alberta's Athabasca Oil Sands Region (Steven A. Kennett)

2006

95

  • A Checklist for Evaluating Alberta’s New Land-Use Initiatives (Steven A. Kennett)

94

  • The Role of Municipalities and Regional Health Authorities in Oil and Gas Development in Alberta (Nickie Vlavianos)

2005/2006

92/93

  • Mikisew Cree and the Lands Taken Up Clause of the Numbered Treaties (Nigel Bankes)
  • A New Draft Law on the Subsoil for Russia: Advantages and Disadvantages (Ekaterina Goudina)

2005

91

  • Alberta's Oil and Gas Boom Fuels Land-Use Conflicts - But Should the EUB be Taking the Heat? (Steven A. Kennett & Michael M. Wenig)

90

  • Treaty No. 8 and the Trapping Rights of Aboriginal Peoples: Empty Promises? (Monique M. Passelac-Ross)

89

  • And Now for the Hard Part - Lessons for the NRCB From the Three Sisters Wildlife Corridor Saga (Steven A. Kennett) 

2004

88

  • It May Be Wrong, But Is It Illegal? - Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition v. Flett and the Limits of Discretionary Decision-making (Steven A. Kennett) 

87

  • Natural Resource Projects, Indigenous Peoples and the Role of International Law (Nigel Bankes) 

86

  • Considering the Upstream/Downstream Effects of the Mackenzie Pipeline: Rough Paddling for the National Energy Board (Michael M. Wenig & Patricia Sutherland) 

85

  • Human Rights, Health and Resource Development in Alberta: A Summary of Current and Emerging Law (Nickie Vlavianos) 

2003

83/84

  • The Castle - A Litmus Test for Alberta's ‘Commitment’ to Sustainable Resource and Environmental Management (Steven A. Kennett)
  • Book Review - "Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy by David R. Boyd" (Steven A. Kennett)
  • Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law (Nigel Bankes)

82

  • Regulatory Tribunals and Aboriginal Consultation (Nigel Bankes)
  • Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law (Nigel Bankes) 

81

  • The New System of Land Legislation in Russia (Igor B. Kalinin

2002

80

  • Valuing Energy Resources: Reflections on the EUB's Decision in the Surmount "Gas Over Bitumen" Controversy (Michael M. Wenig)
  • Recent Developments in Canadian Oil and Gas Law (Nigel Bankes) 

79

  • Capitalizing on Canada's "Green Advantage": Legal and Regulatory Components of Biosphere Greenhouse Gas Management (Steven A. Kennett)

78

  • Legal Issues in the Harmonization of Different Levels of Public Authority in Russia: The Case of Natural Resource Development (Mikhail V. Vorodach & Introduction by Janet Keeping)
  • Recent Developments in Canadian Oil and Gas Law (Nigel Bankes)

77

  • Reinventing Integrated Resource Management in Alberta: Bold New Initiative for 'Deja Vu All Over Again'? (Steven A. Kennett)

2001

76

  • The Dene Tha' Consultation Pilot Project: An "Appropriate Consultation Process" with First Nations? (Monique M. Ross)
  • Recent Developments in Canadian Oil and Gas Law (Nigel Bankes)

75

  • Legal Regulation of Subsoil Use and Environmental Protection in the Khanti-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug of Russian Federation (Gennady Nikolaevich Chebotarev & Elena Fedorovna Gladun, and Introduction by Janet Keeping)
  • Recent Developments in Canadian Oil and Gas Law (Nigel Bankes)
  • Human Rights and Resource Development: Conflicts, Current Law and Proposals for Reform (Janet Keeping)

74

  • Keeping the Wall Down: Increasing Public Participation in Northwest Territories Pipeline Developments (Robin L. Cowling)

73

  • Land Claims and Statutory Water Compensation Regimes in the Mackenzie Valley (John Donihee)
  • Recent Developments in Canadian Oil and Gas Law (Nigel Bankes)

2000

72

  • Transfer of Rights to Work Oil and Gas in Russia: The Debate Over Legislative Change (Janet Keeping)

71

  • WTO Jurisprudence on GATT Article XX, Extends Scope for Environmental Regulations (Dr. Irene McConnell)
  • Recent Developments in Canadian Oil and Gas law (Nigel Bankes)

70

  • The New Species at Risk Act and Resource Development (John Donihee)

69

  • The Future For Cumulative Effects Management: Beyond the Environmental Assessment Paradigm (Steven A. Kennett)