Landfill gas electricity may be eligible for permit by rule in Ontario
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is seeking public comment on a proposed regulation to allow landfill gas power generating facilities to register in the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR).Continue reading the post titled Landfill gas electricity may be eligible for permit by rule in Ontario
Who has seen the spin? Wind opponents wrong about Fairview Wind decision
This decision opens no new door to legal claims against wind farms, nor does it bolster the acceptance of the wind opponents’ “evidence” in the courts.Continue reading the post titled Who has seen the spin? Wind opponents wrong about Fairview Wind decision
Understanding Environmental Regulation Structure in Canada
In the first environmental blog Paula Lombardi of Siskinds outlines the responsibilities of the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments in environmental law. Paula reviews the statutory regime in Ontario and outlines strict liability offences and its impact on companies.Understanding …Continue reading the post titled Understanding Environmental Regulation Structure in Canada
Experimental Lakes Area: well done, Premier Wynne!
We want to add our voice to those congratulating and thanking Premier Wynne for stepping in to rescue the world class environmental research station, the irreplaceable Experimental Lakes Area that the federal government shuttered. How can the federal government expect to make good environmen…Continue reading the post titled Experimental Lakes Area: well done, Premier Wynne!
Why the Supreme Court decision in AbitibiBowater won't work
We have written several times about the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in AbitibiBowater v. Newfoundland, in which insolvency law trumped environmental orders. Today, we want to tell you more about the rule the court laid down, and why it is likely to have perverse consequences. In…Continue reading the post titled Why the Supreme Court decision in AbitibiBowater won't work
Debtors' prison for bankrupt contaminated sites?
The Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal has dismissed an appeal from an individual ordered to clean up the historic contaminated site of a bankrupt company in Brighton, Ontario.Continue reading the post titled Debtors' prison for bankrupt contaminated sites?
Pulitzer Prize for Reporting to Inside Climate News
Inside Climate News, a small online non-profit devoted to covering the changing climate, has won one of the most prestigious prizes in journalism. Three Inside Climate reporters received the National Reporting Pulitzer Prize for coverage of pipeline regulation and the hazards of tar sands oil.Continue reading the post titled Pulitzer Prize for Reporting to Inside Climate News
Happy Earth Day
Happy 43rd Earth Day! Earth Day was designed to get everyone involved in environmental protection and celebration, but leaves the details up to each person’s imagination and creativity. (Thank you Google for your daily doodle.) I picked up litter, mulched vulnerable young trees, and fi…Continue reading the post titled Happy Earth Day
Thank you for your concern
Thank you to everyone who has expressed their concern about our family members in Boston and at the Marathon. We have been fortunate, and are counting our blessings. We express our condolences to the families of all those killed, and our best wishes for a swift healing to those injured.Continue reading the post titled Thank you for your concern
Unlimited personal no fault liability for directors and officers?
The Ontario government argued in Superior Court on April 18 that former corporate directors and officers have presumptive, unlimited, personal, no-fault liability to orders to pay all environmental costs associated with the assets of their former corporation, or of the subsidiaries of that c…Continue reading the post titled Unlimited personal no fault liability for directors and officers?