Did Conservatives mislead country on environmental assessment "delays"?
Canada’s environmental review process for projects such as oil and gas pipelines did not have backlogs or other unreasonable delays that would justify the timelines imposed by the federal government last year, according to a study in the respected Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aqua…Continue reading the post titled Did Conservatives mislead country on environmental assessment "delays"?
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). The Registry is a much easier, quicker way to get environmental permission to bui…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
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. Bruce Cooey’s father owned Cooey Metal Products Ltd., which owned and operated an factory in Brighton, O…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 oi…Continue reading the post titled Pulitzer Prize for Reporting to Inside Climate News
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?
Keep green energy, oppose Bill 39
Petition Alert: Oppose Bill 39 and speak out in support of renewable energy in Ontario! Here is an important notice, from the Toronto Renewable Energy Cooperative and Solarshare, about how to support renewable energy. The Conservative Party has introduced a Bill to revoke the Green Energy Ac…Continue reading the post titled Keep green energy, oppose Bill 39
Environmental Tribunal blocks afterthought grounds for leave to appeal
Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal has refused to allow a developer to completely change its proposed grounds for seeking leave to appeal an Environmental Compliance Approval given to an existing industry, under the Environmental Bill of Rights and the Environmental Protection Act…Continue reading the post titled Environmental Tribunal blocks afterthought grounds for leave to appeal