Pollution Control Legislation in Alberta

  • Peter G. Schmidt
Keywords: Energy Law, Petroleum Law


The author provides brief outline of pollution control legislation in Alberta and Us effect upon the oil and gas industry. The Department of the Environment discharges its obligation of "regulating"environmental matters through various sources of legis lation which allow for flexible regulatory scheme adaptable to changing govern ment policy. Direct regulation of the industry is achieved by requiring compliance with the regulations prior to the issue of licenses and permits. Further, various "Guidelines' for pollution control are being established and incorporated into such permits and licences. The author also provides list of similar legislation existing in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.