Another anti-wind appeal dismissed by Tribunal
The Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal has dismissed yet another anti-wind appeal, in 14-059 GILLESPIE V. MOE. This upholds the renewable energy approval issued to the Goshen Wind Energy Centre, up to 63 wind turbines, with a generation capacity of 102 megawatts, located in Bluewater and …View the post titled Another anti-wind appeal dismissed by Tribunal
My first trial, still good law 30 years later
The first decade of Dianne Saxe’s professional life was devoted to energy/transportation policy and regulation, not litigation. So this week is the thirtieth anniversary of her first litigation victory: Public Trustee v. Mortimer et al. At the time, I represented the office of the Publ…View the post titled My first trial, still good law 30 years later
Public participation restrictions do not violate Charter
Can the federal government successfully muzzle (non-aboriginal) opponents to major energy and resource projects? So far, yes.View the post titled Public participation restrictions do not violate Charter
Yes, Ontario lawyers can talk to their experts
Lawyers must work with experts to focus and clearly express their opinion testimony. The lawyer cannot tell the expert what to say, but must ensure that the export report addresses the relevant questions in a clear and comprehensible way that will assist the judge to decide the lawsuit.View the post titled Yes, Ontario lawyers can talk to their experts
Extended Producer Responsibility for Waste
As Ontario works towards its promised new law on waste diversion and recycling, it’s helpful to look at European experience. The European Union has far more experience than Canada in a wide range of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) systems for waste such as paper, packaging, batteries,…View the post titled Extended Producer Responsibility for Waste
One step closer to climate warning labels on gasoline
The West Vancouver Council recently voted unanimously to support warnings on gas pumps to warn motorists about the impact driving has on the environment. This is a first in Canada, and follows the example of several cities in California. Our congratulations to Our Horizon – the organiz…View the post titled One step closer to climate warning labels on gasoline
Financial Assurance for contaminated sites
It should no longer be a surprise for a CPU, based on active risk management measures, to include at least a modest amount of financial assurance.View the post titled Financial Assurance for contaminated sites
Ontario’s Halting Progress on Energy Conservation
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Gord Miller, released his 2014 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report to the Legislature on January 13, 2015. Conclusion: we’re making progress on energy conservation, but there is so much more that could and should be done. Energy c…View the post titled Ontario’s Halting Progress on Energy Conservation
Gift Card Expiry Dates – Know Your Rights and Get the Facts!
Gift cards are one of the most popular gifts during the holiday season. Whether you are buying them for friends and family, or a lucky recipient, it is helpful to know that there is legislation in place to protect consumers and prevent retail outlets from eating away at your generous gift by…View the post titled Gift Card Expiry Dates – Know Your Rights and Get the Facts!
Ontario proposes new Drinking Water Standards
The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is proposing to tighten the permissible levels of some contaminants in piped drinking water, and to adopt standards for other as yet unregulated chemicals. MOECC is holding a Regulatory Consultation until February 16, 2005. The c…View the post titled Ontario proposes new Drinking Water Standards
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