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Year called to bar: 1994 (AB)
Shawn Munro is co-lead of the firm's National Energy Industry Team and the past co-lead of both the Environmental Law and Indigenous Law practice groups. He advises and represents clients in relation to the regulatory and environmental aspects of oil and gas and electricity developments, including regulatory proceedings for wells, pipelines, batteries, upgraders, plants, power transmission lines, hydroelectric generation and waste facilities. With over 25 years of experience in the regulatory, environmental and Indigenous law practice areas, Shawn has undertaken hearings and secured approvals for numerous major projects, including pipelines and transmission lines, in-situ bitumen developments, sour gas developments and coalbed methane developments. He deals with environmental assessments before federal and provincial authorities including the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Alberta Environment and Parks and the BC Environmental Assessment Office. Shawn has assisted clients on negotiated settlements with land interest holders, and with securing rights of entry and participating in surface rights compensation hearings in various provinces. He also advises on First Nations and Métis issues relating to resource development on traditional lands, reserves, and settlements.
Alberta PowerLine is a partnership between Canadian Utilities (an ATCO company) and Quanta Services. Alberta PowerLine was selected by the Alberta Electric System Operator (the AESO) in December 2014 to design, build, own, operate and finance the Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project.
On May 31, 2017, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (Canadian Natural) completed two previously announced agreements to acquire oil sands assets from Shell Canada Energy, Shell Canada Ltd. and Shell Canada Resources (Shell) and, with a subsidiary of Shell, to jointly acquire Marathon Oil Canada Corp. (MOCC).