Consultation underway for first Green Energy Act regulations
The Ministry of Energy has already begun consultations on its first regulation under the Green Energy Act, to exempt small renewable energy projects from local and municipal land-use controls.Continue reading the post titled Consultation underway for first Green Energy Act regulations
Better environmental disclosure coming in Ontario
The Ontario Legislature has called on the Ontario Securities Commission to adopt an enhanced reporting framework for social and environmental information.Continue reading the post titled Better environmental disclosure coming in Ontario
US rushing to prepare for GHG reporting, and maybe cap and trade
The US EPA is rushing to have its GHG reporting rule finalized and in effect by January 1, 2010.Continue reading the post titled US rushing to prepare for GHG reporting, and maybe cap and trade
Lawyers reflect on the Toxics Reductions Act
The OBA is cautiously supportive of Bill 167, provided that the Act is restricted to essentially the same list of toxic substances that is identified and regulated through the federal Chemical Management Plan, and is limited to planning and reporting, not mandatory reductions.Continue reading the post titled Lawyers reflect on the Toxics Reductions Act
Green Energy Act passed
For a statute that will make such fundamental changes in Ontario's energy policy, this was a stunningly quick transformation from "an intriguing idea" last September to law in less than nine months.Continue reading the post titled Green Energy Act passed
Courts get tougher on partisan experts
The court refused to accept him as an expert. There was no doubt that he had genuine accounting expertise, but he lacked the critical element of impartiality.Continue reading the post titled Courts get tougher on partisan experts
Municipalities recovering spill costs
In 2005, the Environmental Protection Act was amended to allow municipalities a new mechanism to recover the costs of cleaning up spills. s.100.1 allows municipalities to cleanup spills caused by private parties, and to issue orders to recover the costs. This has also allowed the MOE to down…Continue reading the post titled Municipalities recovering spill costs
Green Energy Act Amendments
How did the Green Energy Act amendments respond to the recommendations of the Ontario Bar Association? Details enclosed.Continue reading the post titled Green Energy Act Amendments
We are pleased to announce that Siskinds has four lawyers named among the 50 leading lawyers by LawDay in the practice area of Class Action-Plaintiff.
The Cardiac Care at London Health Sciences Centre is the beneficiary of this event being held Thursday May 7, 2009.Continue reading the post titled We are pleased to announce that Siskinds has four lawyers named among the 50 leading lawyers by LawDay in the practice area of Class Action-Plaintiff.
First carbon capture law
The coal mining state of Montana has adopted North America's first law on carbon capture and storage.Continue reading the post titled First carbon capture law
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