Deirdre Sheehan's practice focuses on environmental law and matters involving the regulation of the oil and gas and electricity industries.
She advises on matters related to various regulatory agencies, including the National Energy Board, the Alberta Energy Regulator (formerly, the Energy Resources Conservation Board), the Alberta Utilities Commission, Alberta Environment, and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. Deirdre has experience in various major facility approval applications including oil sands, upgraders, in situ and mining oil sands developments and electricity developments. She also regularly advises clients on all manner of First Nations and Métis issues (consultation, approvals, access and compensation) related to resource development on reserves, settlements and traditional lands.
Deirdre has extensive experience in environmental impact assessments required under provincial and federal laws and advises clients on regulatory and environmental matters involving the oil sands, pipelines, oil and gas, electricity, waste management and other energy areas.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Deirdre served as a law clerk to the Alberta Court of Appeal and Court of Queen's Bench.