Today the Supreme Court of Canada granted the Orphan Well Association and Alberta Energy Regulator leave to appeal the Alberta Court of Appeal’s closely watched decision in Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Limited (2017 ABCA 124), which is also known as Redwater. The decisions of the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal in Redwater examined the complex intersection between insolvency and provincial energy and environmental regulatory law in the petroleum production industry, affirming the protections afforded receivers and trustees in, and the priority structure contemplated by, section 14.06 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. The appeal will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada on an expedited basis, likely by Spring 2018.