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Published on: 11 Oct 2012 By

Enviro West v Copper Mountain, everyone is liable

A long running lawsuit over liability for PCB wastes may finally be over. In Enviro West Inc v. Copper Mountain Mining Corp.  a waste hauler, Enviro West, unknowingly picked up waste oil highly contaminated with PCBs and mixed it with uncontaminated oil, resulting in substantial damages. At …

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Published on: 10 Oct 2012 By

Dirty Loonie: powerful art about wildlife and oil

A very powerful environmental artwork was on display in City Hall’s parking garage during Toronto’s Nuit Blanche. Dirty Loonie shows an oil derrick, with a dead loon as the tip of the derrick. With each stroke of the pump, the head of the loon is plunged into the oil, as if it we…

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Published on: 3 Oct 2012 By

Pesticide crimes by Scotts, largest fine, 50 years after Silent Spring

In September, the Scotts Miracle-Gro pesticide company was sentenced to pay the largest ever criminal penalty, and the largest ever civil penalty, for deliberate violations of the US Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Scott’s sold 70 million pounds of bird foo…

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