2008 Statements of Environmental Values
This fall, several ministries, including the Ministry of the Environment, quietly adopted new Statements of Environmental Values, to replace the 1994 versions. The new SEVs are more detailed and more ambitious. This may make it even more difficult for the MOE to issue approvals for innovativ…Continue reading the post titled 2008 Statements of Environmental Values
Specialty Insurance for Green Buildings
AIG Risk Management has announced two new insurance endorsements for owners or managers of buildings that comply with recognized green building standards, such as LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which is the certification program of the U.S. Green Building Council (USG…Continue reading the post titled Specialty Insurance for Green Buildings
Fleet Phospho-soda Class Action: On December 11, 2008, C.B. Fleet Company, Inc. announced that it was recalling all of its over-the-counter phospho-soda products following the FDA’s determination that consumers should not be using over-the-counter products for bowel cleansing.
Use of Fleet Phospho-soda for bowel cleansing has been associated with an increased risk of developing severe renal problems. For full article click here. If you have any questions or require further information, contact the Class Action Team at Siskinds by clicking this Contact Us link.Continue reading the post titled Fleet Phospho-soda Class Action: On December 11, 2008, C.B. Fleet Company, Inc. announced that it was recalling all of its over-the-counter phospho-soda products following the FDA’s determination that consumers should not be using over-the-counter products for bowel cleansing.
Nitrogen: boon and threat
Fritz Haber, born 140 years ago this week, was a German Jewish chemist who won the Nobel Prize for discovering how to fix nitrogen from the air. It is this critical invention – artificial fertilizer- which allowed the world population to explode to its current level. Nitrogen pollution…Continue reading the post titled Nitrogen: boon and threat
Huge fines plus jail
Ministry of the Environment prosecutors are having a very good month.Continue reading the post titled Huge fines plus jail
What can go wrong with sampling?
Dianne’s presentation was a romp through everything (ok, some of the things) that can go wrong in the process of sampling, analyzing and reporting on pollution.Continue reading the post titled What can go wrong with sampling?
Clean water rules shut down Boy Scout camp
Another example of environmental law making the world a better place?Continue reading the post titled Clean water rules shut down Boy Scout camp
Water rebates — a new twist on enforcement
Violations of a municipal sewer by-law are normally punished by prosecution. This requires a municipality to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that a violation has occurred. In addition, the defendant has an opportunity to escape punishment by proving that it used due diligence. The maximum …Continue reading the post titled Water rebates — a new twist on enforcement
Lafarge denied leave to appeal
At a time when Ontario desperately needs innovative technology to rebuild its manufacturing base and cope with climate change, any further drag on innovation may do more harm than good.Continue reading the post titled Lafarge denied leave to appeal
St. Lawrence Cement must pay millions for no-fault class-action damages
Dust they are, and unto dust they shall return, yet human beings have difficulty resigning themselves to living in dust.Continue reading the post titled St. Lawrence Cement must pay millions for no-fault class-action damages