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Friday, November 23, 2012

Shaun Fluker on Bill 2 in Alberta: Implications for Landowner Participation

Click on the following link to read a comment by University of Calgary Assistant Professor Shaun Fluker on Alberta Bill 2 (Responsible Energy Development Act) and it implications for landowner participation: Bill 2 and its implications for landowner participation in energy project decision-making.  Fluker's observations on the bill include the following:
Bill 2 contains no statutory obligation on the Regulator to conduct a hearing either before or after it makes a decision on whether to approve a proposed energy project.  Bill 2 repeals the statutory hearing rights provided to a landonwer in section 26(2) of the ERCA to contest an energy project application, and does not replace them.