Blake Williams advises companies on regulatory, environmental and Indigenous matters. He has regulatory, environmental and Indigenous experience in relation to provincially and federally regulated energy developments throughout Canada including wells, pipelines, oil sands operations, carbon capture and storage facilities, renewable energy projects, LNG facilities, storage facilities, rail facilities, power plants and utility infrastructure.
Blake has represented clients in proceedings and matters before the National Energy Board, Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Utilities Commission, Yukon Utilities Board, Public Utilities Board of the Northwest Territories, Alberta Environmental Appeals Board, Alberta Surface Rights Board, Alberta's Métis Settlements Appeal Tribunal and the Public Lands Appeal Board. He has further significant experience advising clients on matters related to various additional regulatory agencies, including the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission, the British Columbia Surface Rights Board, and the Indian Oil and Gas Commission. In addition, Blake has represented clients before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal.
Blake regularly advises clients regarding regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, including investigations and proceedings stemming from spills, contaminated sites, and other related environmental matters, as well as matters related to operational non-compliance. He also has significant experience providing advice in relation to the importation, registration, use, storage, and transportation of chemicals within Canada.
Blake joined Bennett Jones as an associate in 2008 after previously articling with the firm.