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A Critical Exploration of the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan in Alberta /

2016

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The members of the Board of Directors are appointed by the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary and the President of the University of Calgary. [...] It was created under ALSA to identify strategic direction for the South Saskatchewan Region over 2014-2024, setting the stage for 50 years of development.8 The SSRP is the second regional land use plan to be implemented, the first being the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (LARP), which covers the oilsands and was released in 2012, and the remaining five to follow. [...] There were eight IRPs in the Southern Rockies and nine remain in the SSR.38 The current regime is articulated by the LUF and was initiated as a result of a boom of economic development, and “in response to international criticism from environmental groups about the negative environmental, social, and cultural impacts from the mega- projects.”39 Consultations that would result in the LUF began in 2 [...] The seven main players in the IRMS56 are: Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), Alberta Energy, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), the Land Use Secretariat (LUS), the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA), the Policy Management Office (PMO), and the Aboriginal Consultation Office (ACO).57 The government explains that “IRMS will help Alberta achieve the environm [...] Its purposes are described as follows: (a) to provide a means by which the Government can give direction and provide leadership in identifying the objectives of the Province of Alberta, including economic, environmental and social objectives (b) to provide a means to plan for the future, recognizing the need to manage activity to meet the reasonably foreseeable needs of current and future generati

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