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Saturday Morning at the Law School: Regulating Pits for Aggregate Extraction

Date & Time:
April 22, 2017 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Murray Fraser Hall 3360
Description:

Join the Canadian Institute for Resources Law and the Faculty of Law for a free public lecture on 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.

This event is sponsored by the Alberta Law Foundation.

Register for this free event.

Speaker:
Judy Stewart: 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.

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