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Cassels Lawyers Published in the Alberta Law Review


Cassels lawyers Jeremy Barretto, Liv Desaulniers, and Dana Poscente have been published in the Alberta Law Review.

“Recent Legislative and Regulatory Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers” was co-authored with Marian Yuzda of the Canada Energy Regulator, Marianne (Chuck) Davies of Pembina Pipeline Corporation, and Viviana Berkman, and is part of Volume 61, Issue 2 of the Alberta Law Review.

This article looks at several legislative and regulatory developments, primarily from April 2022 to March 2023, that may be of interest to energy lawyers, providing a high-level overview on topics including: (1) policy, legislation, and regulations aimed at continuing federal and provincial decarbonization efforts; (2) regulatory developments impacting power, hydrogen, and oil and gas pipelines; (3) consideration of cumulative impacts in duty to consult cases; (4) expansion of Indigenous-owned energy projects alongside progression in the implementation of UNDRIP across Canada; (5) jurisdictional disputes between the federal and provincial governments (for example, considerations regarding the Impact Assessment Act and Alberta Sovereignty Act); and (6) clarification of the application of the post-Vavilov standard of review.

The Alberta Law Review was founded in 1955 and its primary purpose is to enhance discourse on Canadian legal issues. The Alberta Law Review publishes an annual Energy Law Edition in partnership with the Canadian Energy Law Foundation. The authors previously presented the paper at the Canadian Energy Law Foundation Jasper Research Seminar in June 2023 in Jasper, Alberta.  By publishing an annual issue devoted exclusively to exploring energy law, the Alberta Law Review aims to enrich intellectual discourse on this exciting practice area and promote the legal research and scholarship of top-level energy practitioners.

Read the full article here.