Some overdue congratulations to Minister Gerretsen
We are glad to congratulate Minister Gerretson on proclaiming the cosmetic pesticides ban, and on becoming the new president of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment. Well-done and best wishes.Continue reading the post titled Some overdue congratulations to Minister Gerretsen
Federal environmental assessment cutbacks
Federal government removes environmental assessment requirements for up to 2000 infrastructure projects over the next two years, about 90% of the infrastructure projects that would otherwise receive federal EA.Continue reading the post titled Federal environmental assessment cutbacks
Key legal issues in the Green Energy Act
Bill 150, the Green Energy Act, will directly affect lawyers all over Ontario, including those in the environmental, energy, municipal, and natural resource fields. As a result, the Ontario Bar Association is preparing detailed comments that will address at least the following issues:Continue reading the post titled Key legal issues in the Green Energy Act
Green energy generation, but what about transmission?
The "right to connect" is not as simple as it sounds.Continue reading the post titled Green energy generation, but what about transmission?
Renewable energy approvals
One great feature of the Green Energy Act will be freeing renewable energy projects from the current straightjacket of Ministry of the Environment rules on “waste”.Continue reading the post titled Renewable energy approvals
How do factories control air pollution?
“How do factories control air pollution”? There are two basic options: pollution prevention and pollution control.Continue reading the post titled How do factories control air pollution?
Federal government updates enforcement tools
The federal Minister of the Environment today introduced extensive amendments to nine federal environmental laws to increase fines and expand enforcement tools. Some of the changes are significant improvements. For example, all federal environmental fines will now be paid into the Environme…Continue reading the post titled Federal government updates enforcement tools
Québec activist wins pollution battle against City
Environmentalist Guy Drouin has won a long and lonely battle against sewage pollution by the City of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts.Continue reading the post titled Québec activist wins pollution battle against City
Sansone and 310 Waste win new trial
In one of the biggest environmental cases of 2007/8, huge fines and jail sentences were imposed on the former owners and operators of a waste transfer site on Keele Street, in Vaughan. The site caught fire in 2004, creating a huge plume of choking smoke and enormous political heat. Toda…Continue reading the post titled Sansone and 310 Waste win new trial
More trouble with environmental experts
In 1996, there was a devastating flood in part of the City of Ottawa. A number of residents sued the City, alleging that its storm water drainage system was inadequate. The City retained Robert Bishop of MMM as its expert witness. Bishop reported that the drainage system in the area met all…Continue reading the post titled More trouble with environmental experts