Jeremy Barretto is a partner in Business Law Group at Cassels. Jeremy offers extensive regulatory, environmental and Aboriginal law experience in obtaining approvals for developments in the renewable energy, electricity, pipeline, oil and gas and mining sectors. Jeremy has negotiated agreements on behalf of project proponents with Aboriginal groups, landowners as well as federal, provincial and municipal governments. Jeremy has dealt with matters before courts and regulators across Canada, including the National Energy Board, Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Utilities Commission, Alberta Electric System Operator, Federal Courts and the Saskatchewan Ministries of Environment and Economy. He frequently represents project proponents in oral hearings before federal and provincial regulators. Jeremy has presented at conferences across Canada and published numerous articles, including in the Alberta Law Review and the Globe and Mail. Jeremy’s previous work in environmental engineering, earning his Professional Engineer designation, provides him with a deep understanding of this industry.
Jeremy’s representative work includes having acted for:
- Trans Mountain Corporation, with regard to regulatory, land, and tolling approvals for the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project since 2012; the project has extensive public hearings before the National Energy Board, including approximately 100 detailed route hearings processes; these detailed route hearing processes affirmed the route of the pipeline and included oral hearings with landowners, municipalities and Indigenous groups
- BluEarth Renewables Inc. in its approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate the Yellow Lake Solar Project, a 19-megawatt photovoltaic facility, located in the County of Forty Mile; its approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate the Burdett Solar Project, a 20-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility, located approximately 1.5 km southwest of Burdett, Alberta; and its Alberta Utilities Commission approval for the Bull Creek Wind Project – this project was approved with a capacity of 115 megawatts (MW) in 2014 after the second hearing in Alberta before the Alberta Utilities Commission for a wind generation project
- Muskowekwan First Nation in its development of regulations under the First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act and negotiation of a Tripartite Agreement with the Government of Canada and Province of Saskatchewan for the Muskowekwan Potash Project, the first on-reserve potash project in Canada
- Tenaris Canada in provincial and federal regulatory matters related to greenhouse gas regulations and electricity
- Veresen Inc. with regulatory and environmental aspects of its $9.7 billion arrangement agreement with Pembina Pipeline Corporation