Sept. 13, 2022
Professor publishes article on legal framework of oil sands development
"Mapping the Legal Framework for Oil Sands Development in Alberta" provides a detailed account of the current legal framework for oil sands development in Alberta. It begins with policy and land-use planning, moves through the mineral and surface rights disposition stages, and then considers the project review, approval, and final reclamation stages. Throughout, it discusses what has changed (and what has not changed) in the legal framework since the last comprehensive review was undertaken in 2007, and underscores important areas of concern moving forward.