Flying rock a discharge?
The prosecutor asked the Court to trust the ministry not to prosecute in absurd and inappropriate circumstances.Continue reading the post titled Flying rock a discharge?
Congratulations to the new MPs
Well earned congratulations go to all three winners of yesterday’s federal election: the Harper Conservatives, who got their majority and may now succeed the Liberals as Canada’s “natural governing party”; the Layton NDP, who became the Official Opposition with a chan…Continue reading the post titled Congratulations to the new MPs
Fracking, drinking water and regulation
Jessica Ernst has launched a multi million dollar lawsuit against Encana Corporation, the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board, and the Alberta government for contamination of her property and drinking water due to Encana’s fracking program. Encana fractures rock to extract coal…Continue reading the post titled Fracking, drinking water and regulation
Mumbling about climate change
As you’ve probably noticed, no one is talking about climate change in the federal election. The Ontario government is keeping the issue pretty low key too. They quietly released both their annual GHG mitigation report as well as its climate change adaptation plan and strategy with no f…Continue reading the post titled Mumbling about climate change
Fixing our turbine
A thirty-storey crane is working this week, in ferocious weather, to put a new and better bearing on the ExPlace wind turbine, owned by the Windshare community power cooperative and Toronto Hydro. Each of those three blades is the size of the wing of a jumbo jet. Climbing the turbine is an a…Continue reading the post titled Fixing our turbine
Approvals reform: the new application
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has published its draft requirements for complete applications for the new Environmental Compliance Approvals. These requirements are proposed to be the basis of a future regulation, which will set out generic requirements for all project types. A futu…Continue reading the post titled Approvals reform: the new application
Progress on approvals reform
The Ministry of the Environment is making steady progress on its 2 plus year program to modernize environmental approvals. This month, they have posted four draft regulatory amendments for public comment.Continue reading the post titled Progress on approvals reform
EPA cuts: return of the 90s?
The US Congress has cut the budget of the American Environmental Protection Agency by 16%, with especial cuts to programs to fight climate change and pollution of air and water. Other agencies with environmental mandates, such as the National Ocean Administration, also saw large cuts, such a…Continue reading the post titled EPA cuts: return of the 90s?
Highly Commended – Top Tier – 2011
Dear Readers, Thank you for continuing to vote us one of your most honoured firms. We have received another commendation: “Your firm is receiving this notification as a recipient in the InterContinental Finance Magazine’s ‘HIGHLY COMMENDED – TOP TIER FIRMS – 2011’ programme. Your…Continue reading the post titled Highly Commended – Top Tier – 2011
Suncor stormwater conviction
According to Alberta Environment, the Provincial Court of Alberta in Fort McMurray has fined Suncor Energy Inc. $275,000 for contravening its water approval at the Voyager Upgrader site 20 kilometres north of Fort McMurray.Continue reading the post titled Suncor stormwater conviction