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…View the post titled Dirty Loonie: powerful art about wildlife and oil
Losing our touch? Environmental Commissioner reports
Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller has issued another sobering report. “Losing our Touch” is Part 2 of the 2011/2012 Annual Report. He concludes: “We are no longer a jurisdiction that the world looks up to.” (I admit I thought that Mike Harris made…View the post titled Losing our touch? Environmental Commissioner reports
DealMakers of the Year awards….
Another award, thank you for the compliment: “The DealMakers ‘End of Year’ Annual Awards 2012, celebrates the leading, most prolific firms, that have continually displayed a huge degree of quality, tenacity, and ability to punch above their weight, within their area of specialization. …View the post titled DealMakers of the Year awards….
Class Action commenced regarding XL Foods Beef Recall
Siskinds LLP has launched a class action regarding the recalls of XL Foods Inc. beef products due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7.For full details click here.View the post titled Class Action commenced regarding XL Foods Beef Recall
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…View the post titled Pesticide crimes by Scotts, largest fine, 50 years after Silent Spring
$125,000 penalty for dust out
A Mississauga company was fined $100,000 for discharging metal dust, causing an adverse effect, plus the victim fine surcharges of $25,000.View the post titled $125,000 penalty for dust out
Community solar bonds available
SolarShare is launching a new campaign in response to the recently changed Feed-in Tariff requirements. There is a short window of opportunity to lead Ontario to a clean energy future by securing new FIT contracts and building new community-based projects. Civic minded folks interested in in…View the post titled Community solar bonds available
Organizing Renewable Energy Community Power Projects
This Friday, September 28, the Climate Change Lawyers Network (CCLN) will be hosting a session for anyone interested in the encouraging renewable energy community power projects. Presented in coordination with the Ontario Non-Profit Network, the session is a great opportunity to learn more a…View the post titled Organizing Renewable Energy Community Power Projects
How will Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 work for designated projects?
According to the Conservatives, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) will streamline the EA process, avoid duplication and consolidate responsibility for [EA] to three agencies instead of 40. These three agencies are the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the…View the post titled How will Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 work for designated projects?
Kivalina loses its climate change nuisance case again
The City and Village of Kivalina, population about 400, sits on the tip of a six-mile barrier reef on the northwest coast of Alaska. The residents depend on the sea ice that forms along the coast to shield them from violent storms. Sea ice has consistently declined in recent years – i…View the post titled Kivalina loses its climate change nuisance case again
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