What will it take for facts to overcome fear about wind turbines?
People who actually live with and host wind turbines on their properties are rarely heard in the emotional debate on wind farms and health. Australian filmmaker and researcher Neil Barrett is giving this critical group a voice in his excellent short film,The way the wind blows. Evidence arou…Continue reading the post titled What will it take for facts to overcome fear about wind turbines?
Approvals Reform to tackle Brownfields/ Surplus soil issues
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has announced another round of consultations on Modernization of Approvals. This time, they say, they will tackle the high stakes problems of surplus soil movements and contaminated sites. See presentation,Brownfields Modernization.Continue reading the post titled Approvals Reform to tackle Brownfields/ Surplus soil issues
Ministry of Transport pays $250,000 for Fisheries Act charges
Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has plead guilty to two charges under the old federal Fisheries Act, and has agreed to pay a $250,000 penalty.Continue reading the post titled Ministry of Transport pays $250,000 for Fisheries Act charges
Bill 91, Waste Reduction Act, to get second reading today
Despite major concerns raised by a substantial cross section of Ontario businesses, the Ontario Minister of the Environment is pushing forward with his proposed Waste Reduction Act. The Bill will get second reading today.Continue reading the post titled Bill 91, Waste Reduction Act, to get second reading today
Welcome back Paula
Welcome back to environmental litigator Paula Boutis, who returns to our firm after growing her practice and experience in other firms! And thank you to Jackie Campbell, who has moved on after many years of client and pro bono work with our firm.Continue reading the post titled Welcome back Paula
Ontario Power Generation Intends to Double Size of Radioactive Waste Burial on Lake Huron.
The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and a consortium of environmental groups has requested that the Federal Joint Review Panel suspend hearings assessing the Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) radioactive waste dump proposal until the company clarifies its stance on the status of…Continue reading the post titled Ontario Power Generation Intends to Double Size of Radioactive Waste Burial on Lake Huron.
Welcome Arthur Geoffrey Adams
So now I’m a grandmother. All the more reason to try to make the world a better place…. DianneContinue reading the post titled Welcome Arthur Geoffrey Adams
US EPA again proposes carbon standards for new sources in power plants
Since the US Congress can’t, or won’t, regulate greenhouse gases, President Obama is moving ahead to do so using his executive powers and the existing Clean Air Act. The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed revised greenhouse gas “New Source” performance …Continue reading the post titled US EPA again proposes carbon standards for new sources in power plants
Sage Grouse to be protected by Emergency Protection Order, later
Following a recent loss in the Federal Court of Appeal, Minister of the Environment Leona Aglukkaq announced earlier this week that the federal government will (later) introduce an Emergency Protection Order for the Greater Sage-Grouse, or at least for those of this rapidly declining species…Continue reading the post titled Sage Grouse to be protected by Emergency Protection Order, later
New guidance on a tough issue: Aboriginal Consultation and Renewable Energy
Ontario’s “Aboriginal Consultation Guide for Preparing a Renewable Energy Approval (REA) Application” which provides guidance and direction on the Aboriginal consultation requirements for renewable energy projects under Ontario Regulation 359/09 under the Environmental Protection Act w…Continue reading the post titled New guidance on a tough issue: Aboriginal Consultation and Renewable Energy