Fracking increases gas in domestic wells, and carbon footprint of natural gas
If more than 3 percent of the methane produced leaks into the atmosphere, then natural gas probably isn’t better than coal for greenhouse gas emissions.Continue reading the post titled Fracking increases gas in domestic wells, and carbon footprint of natural gas
Manitoba to join most other provinces with cosmetic pesticide ban
The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends that "Children’s exposures to pesticides should be limited as much as possible.Continue reading the post titled Manitoba to join most other provinces with cosmetic pesticide ban
West Virginia gets serious about liability barriers to brownfield revitalization
The Voluntary Land Stewardship Program is the critical innovation. It gives developers of rehabilitated contaminated sites certainty, by taking on their long term liability risk for a fixed fee.Continue reading the post titled West Virginia gets serious about liability barriers to brownfield revitalization
Climate change and Alberta flooding?
My heart goes out to the people of Calgary and elsewhere in Alberta whose lives have been turned upside down by last week’s catastrophic floods, (including our friends and family members). But my mind also goes back to Natural Resources Canada’s 2007 and 2010 reports on climate c…Continue reading the post titled Climate change and Alberta flooding?
When is retroactive personal liability just and fair?
Here is Dianne’s presentation from Yellowknife, described as “powerful” and “thought-provoking” by participants: 06.21.2013 Risk, liability and fairnessContinue reading the post titled When is retroactive personal liability just and fair?
No appeal from Environmental Review Tribunal refusal of stay pending appeal
She ruled that the Legislature intended orderees to have no remedy if the Tribunal turns down their request for a stay pending appeal, regardless of the financial consequences and of the potential invalidity of the Order.Continue reading the post titled No appeal from Environmental Review Tribunal refusal of stay pending appeal
Who pays when polluters can’t?
In theory, Canadians are pretty comfortable with the polluter pay principle, at least when it applies to other people. (We do not seem to feel the same way about carbon taxes.) In theory, the polluter-pay principle ensures that polluters, rather than the public or the immediate victims of po…Continue reading the post titled Who pays when polluters can’t?
A new Northwest Territories Wildlife Act worth learning about
In honour of National Indigenous People’s Day, here’s a quick look at the Northwest Territories’ proposed innovative Wildlife Act, developed jointly with First Nations communities and governments. Wildlife management in the North is inextricably tied to aboriginal rights an…Continue reading the post titled A new Northwest Territories Wildlife Act worth learning about
Government’s Giant Mine remediation plan would leave site hazardous
Review Board agrees: the proposed Giant Mine Remediation Project IS likely to cause significant cumulative adverse impacts. It needs expensive changes.Continue reading the post titled Government’s Giant Mine remediation plan would leave site hazardous
Siskinds Helps Olympic Gold Medalists Raise Funds For Kids.
Earlier this month Siskinds was proud to sponsor Tessa & Scott’s Golf Classic at FireRock Golf Course. This event was hosted by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the Olympic Gold Medal winning skating duo, with proceeds benefiting the Thames Valley Children’s Centre as well as the Ilderton S…Continue reading the post titled Siskinds Helps Olympic Gold Medalists Raise Funds For Kids.