No fault contaminated site liability in Nova Scotia
IMP Group International Inc. appealed unsuccessfully from a Nova Scotia Minister of the Environment Order to study and remediate offsite groundwater contamination that it did not cause.Continue reading the post titled No fault contaminated site liability in Nova Scotia
Canada's Environmental Lawyer of the Year?
WINNER in the category of – Environmental Lawyer of the Year: CanadaContinue reading the post titled Canada's Environmental Lawyer of the Year?
Contaminated sites change in Provincial Policy Statement
The Ontario Provincial Policy Statement (PPS)has recently changed how it refers to contaminated sites. The PPS is the official expression of the provincial government’s policies on land use planning. It applies province-wide and “provides clear policy direction on land use planning to …Continue reading the post titled Contaminated sites change in Provincial Policy Statement
Flash mob to protest bee killing pesticides
Friends of the Earth is planning a Halloween flash mob tomorrow to swarm Lowe’s in Ottawa, asking them to remove bee-killing products from their shelves. More details here.Continue reading the post titled Flash mob to protest bee killing pesticides
Yukon proposes eco fees on tires and electronics
The Yukon government has proposed a new recycling regulation that includes eco fees on tires and electronics.Continue reading the post titled Yukon proposes eco fees on tires and electronics
Chevron intervention: what is the “public interest”?
The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) has been engaged in a fierce internal debate over the Association’s decision, now revoked, to intervene in Chevron’s appeal to the Supreme Court. The Ecuadorian plaintiffs in the case are seeking to enforce a $9.5 billion judgment obtained in Ecuador for te…Continue reading the post titled Chevron intervention: what is the “public interest”?
Certificates of Property Use for contaminated sites
Certificates of Property Use and risk management measures for contaminated sitesContinue reading the post titled Certificates of Property Use for contaminated sites
Our condolences and thanks
Like virtually all Canadians, we offer our condolences to the family of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, and our thanks to the doughty Sergeant at Arms, Kevin Vickers. Whatever our opinion of particular politicians, we are grateful that they are safe today.Continue reading the post titled Our condolences and thanks
Updating our website
Dear faithful readers, We are updating the framework of our website to make it faster, cleaner, and more mobile friendly. During the process, you may notice some layout changes, but the excellent content that you are used to will all remain available. For WordPress theme aficionados, we are …Continue reading the post titled Updating our website
Fossil fuel divestment catching on?
Is the tide turning on fossil fuel divestment? Climate Week featured promises, by some big mainstream investors, to start divesting from fossil fuels. Notable announcements included the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which was built on the Standard Oil fortune. Europe has more than nine fossil f…Continue reading the post titled Fossil fuel divestment catching on?