Renewable Fuels requirements watered down
Environment Canada announced over the holidays that it will water down renewable fuels requirements in the 2010 Renewable Fuels Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Home heating oil will be permanently exempt from the 2% renewable content requirement across the countr…View the post titled Renewable Fuels requirements watered down
Strong opposition to sewage processing facility foiled by filing error
Lystek’s controversial sewage sludge processing facility in Southgate, Ontario, will not face an appeal of its Environmental Compliance Approvals, because opponents, after fighting the facility for so long, made a critical error in seeking leave to appeal. See Green v. Ontario.View the post titled Strong opposition to sewage processing facility foiled by filing error
Environmental Fines keep going up: $299,000 for construction waste
Two companies and their directors were fined $299,999 (including the 25% victim fine surcharge) after pleading guilty to dumping construction waste on an unlicenced site in Mississauga, and failing to clean it up.View the post titled Environmental Fines keep going up: $299,000 for construction waste
New rules for boreholes and other test wells
The Ministry of the Environment is seeking public comment on a draft manual on test holes and dewatering wells. A “test hole” is a type of “well” that is made to obtain information about groundwater, and is not used or intended for use as a source of water for consumption. It includes virtua…View the post titled New rules for boreholes and other test wells
What else happens to the environment December 31?
The news today are consumed by the US “fiscal cliff“, and its implications for the economy (and the environment) of the US and the world. The environmental implications could be enormous. But there are other important environmental deadlines today.View the post titled What else happens to the environment December 31?
Best holiday wishes
To all our friends and readers, An amazing amount of volunteer time goes into producing this blog. We are so glad that you find it helpful. Thank you so much for your interesting comments and questions this year, and for the helpful corrections! Best wishes to all for 2013. May you find comf…View the post titled Best holiday wishes
Siskinds is Proud to be A Platinum Sponsor of the 2013 Junior Curling Championships
London’s Highland Country Club will play host to the 2013 Ontario Junior Curling Championships from January 2-6. The most accomplished junior men’s and women’s teams from across the province will travel to the Forest City in pursuit of the coveted title of Ontario Champion. The 64 young athl…View the post titled Siskinds is Proud to be A Platinum Sponsor of the 2013 Junior Curling Championships
More approvals reform: generators, cooling towers, retail dust collection
Environmental Approvals Reform: The third wave of Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (permit by rule) sectors are now under evaluation: small electricity generators, cooling towers for comfort cooling and retail dust collection. If approved, these activities would no longer require e…View the post titled More approvals reform: generators, cooling towers, retail dust collection
Siskinds Associate Paula Lombardi Joins 100 Women Who Care London
Recently Siskinds Associate Paula Lombardi joined the Board of Directors for “100 Women Who Care London”. 100 Women Who Care is a group that donates funds to local charitable organizations in an effort to help those in need. The group has currently supported organizations such …View the post titled Siskinds Associate Paula Lombardi Joins 100 Women Who Care London
Federal wildlife fines to rise, not much time to comment
On December 15, 2012, Environment Canada published proposed Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I for a 30-day comment period:View the post titled Federal wildlife fines to rise, not much time to comment
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