Recent Legislative, Regulatory and Environmental Developments of Interest to Oil and Gas Lawyers


  • Keith F. Miller
  • Erin R. Bourgeault
  • Curtis G. Bunz
  • Patricia Quinton-Campbell



Energy Law, Petroleum Law


This article provides a brief review of recent legislative, regulatory and environmental developments of particular interest to oil and gas lawyers. Part Two of the article highlights specific legislative developments, including those affecting environmental regulation. Emphasis is placed on recent federal and Alberta legislative developments along with some noteworthy developments in British Columbia. Part Three considers regulatory developments in the context of recent tribunal decisions at both the federal and provincial levels. Federally, the article examines recent decisions by the National Energy Board. At the provincial level, decisions by the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board and the Alberta Public Utilities Board (now combined to form the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board) are considered.