Recent Legislative and Regulatory Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers

Authors

  • Marian Yuzda
  • Marianne (Chuck) Davies
  • Jeremy Barretto
  • Liv Desaulniers
  • Viviana Berkman
  • Dana Poscente

Abstract

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.

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2023-12-08

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