San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Faculty of Law and the Canadian Institute of Resources Law invite you to attend a free public lecture entitled
Regulating Pits for Aggregate Extraction in or near Water Bodies on Private Lands in Alberta
Aggregate is a non-renewable resource and includes sand, gravel, clay and marl. Aggregate extraction is a commercial or industrial land use that may have significant impacts on an adjacent water body when land is disturbed to develop and operate an open pit excavation, or to maintain a stockpile of aggregate. This presentation will review the provincial legal regime in place in Alberta to regulate and control development and operation of pits on private lands when the pit is to be located in or adjacent to a surface water body. Gaps in policy and regulatory schemes will be discussed.
Dr. Judy Stewart will be the presenter.
A teacher before becoming a lawyer, Judy Stewart practices law in Cochrane, Alberta, primarily at the nexus of municipal and water law. Her thesis for her Master of Laws at the University of Calgary was about municipal tools to protect wetlands and riparian lands in Alberta. Judy was on the Cochrane town council, is an avid volunteer on local, regional and provincial watershed stewardship groups, and writes a column on sustainability for the Cochrane Times.
This event is sponsored by the Alberta Law Foundation.
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Canadian Institute of Resources Law
The Canadian Institute of Resources Law is the leading national centre of expertise on legal and policy issues relating to Canada's natural resources. Since its establishment in 1979, the Institute has pursued a three-fold mandate of research, education and publication. The Institute initiates projects and responds to requests from the public and private sectors and from non-governmental organizations.