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Melissa Gorrie

Ecojustice staff lawyer

Melissa Gorrie is an Ecojustice staff lawyer, based in Edmonton. Her early work has focused on expanding Ecojustice’s presence in Alberta and includes the launch of new work to secure emergency protection for declining woodland caribou herds in the northeast of the province.

Prior to being called to the bar in 2008, she boasted a broad ranging and impressive academic track record that saw her graduate “Honours with Distinction” in Psychology and go on to complete her L.LB. at the University of Alberta in 2007.

Melissa is also an engaged community member, and accomplished world traveler. She currently sits on two not-for-profit boards, has volunteered with both Sierra Club and Greenpeace, and has recently completed 5 months of travel through Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Ecojustice is a leading charity that uses the law to protect and restore Canada's environment.
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Exposing the Blind Side of the Ethical Oil Campaign

The ethical oil campaign often glosses over the price we're paying to develop the tar sands. But how ethical is an industry that destroys our boreal forests, pollutes our water and drives species to extinction? It's time we stop pointing fingers at other countries and take a long hard look at how we are acting in our own backyard.
11/19/2011 08:43 EST

How was a Controversial Coal Plant Approved with no Public Hearing?

People are outraged by the Alberta Utilities Commission's fast-tracked interim approval of a 500-megawatt coal plant that would produce three mega tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year. How did this happen? There is a pervasive flaw Alberta's approval system.
07/19/2011 09:12 EDT