Greenhouse gas reporting amendments
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting Regulation (O. Reg. 452/09) and Guideline that would simplify the reporting requirements, align them with those in other Western Climate Initiative (WCI) jurisdi…Continue reading the post titled Greenhouse gas reporting amendments
Best Lawyers in Canada – Congratulations
Dear Dianne Saxe: Congratulations on having been selected by your peers for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® in the practice area of Environmental Law. For over a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers® has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as th…Continue reading the post titled Best Lawyers in Canada – Congratulations
Financial Assurance and HST
Should financial assurance include HST? Financial assurance is designed to ensure that taxpayer doesn’t have to pay the bill, if an industrial operation becomes insolvent, abandoning an environmental mess. Most businesses provide financial assurance by posting cash or letter of credit.…Continue reading the post titled Financial Assurance and HST
Tar ponds class action close to certification?
The most interesting part of the judgment will be how it treats pollution impacts on human health.Continue reading the post titled Tar ponds class action close to certification?
Texas wind lawsuit a sign of things to come?
A major Texas wind lawsuit has underscored the importance of proper contracts to allocate the common risk of inadequate transmission capacity.Continue reading the post titled Texas wind lawsuit a sign of things to come?
Ethanol in gasoline- should we celebrate?
The renewable fuels regulation is a better win for the agricultural lobby than it is for those concerned about climate change.Continue reading the post titled Ethanol in gasoline- should we celebrate?
Does the Endangered Species Act have teeth?
Is that all the Endangered Species Act will do? Create an expensive sort of legal shell game while irreplaceable habitat is bulldozed?Continue reading the post titled Does the Endangered Species Act have teeth?
MicroFIT flip flops
The Ontario Power Authority keeps looking for ways to reduce the popularity, and therefore the cost, of its high-priced MicroFIT solar electricity program. The program was designed to guarantee renewable energy producers a profit. Since small scale solar PV is the most expensive electricity …Continue reading the post titled MicroFIT flip flops
Spills are good for lawyers
Spills always seem to be good for lawyers, if not for the environment. More than 300 lawsuits have been filed against BP relating to the Gulf oil spill, in addition to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility that is handing out emergency money from the $20 billion set aside by BP. But lower profile …Continue reading the post titled Spills are good for lawyers
Can Orange Drop survive without EcoFee?
In all the fuss about the EcoFee, no one seems to have noticed Orange Drop. The much maligned EcoFee was a system to have purchasers of household hazardous products pay for the proper disposal of those products, instead of loading the cost on municipalities or future generations. Orange Dro…Continue reading the post titled Can Orange Drop survive without EcoFee?
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