Burnaby Oil Spill
What caused the great Burnaby oil spill of July 24, 2007, when a sewer contractor sliced into a pipeline, creating a geyser of oil? The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has released its report, revealing the classic elements common to major spills:Continue reading the post titled Burnaby Oil Spill
Effective nature conservation in the developing world
Galapagos is a rare success story in nature conservation in the developing world. In the last few years, a less corrupt central government has put more emphasis on its protection. Park rules on tourist impacts are strict and being enforced- outgoing luggage is searched for contraband.Continue reading the post titled Effective nature conservation in the developing world
Who's Who, International Environmental Lawyers
Thank you to Who’s Who Legal, for including us in the 2009 edition of Who’s Who, International Environmental Lawyers. We really appreciate this continuing recognition by our peers around the world.Continue reading the post titled Who's Who, International Environmental Lawyers
Toronto Climate Change Risk Assessment
Dianne is honoured to have joined the City of Toronto's Expert Advisory Panel on Climate Change Risk Management.Continue reading the post titled Toronto Climate Change Risk Assessment
Used tires diversion plan
Waste Diversion Ontario has released its proposed diversion program for used tires. Public comments will be accepted until March 29. The plan targets a tire diversion rate of 90% for passenger tires and 50% for off-road tires by 2015, and promises to clean up existing stockpiles of tires in…Continue reading the post titled Used tires diversion plan
Some overdue congratulations to Minister Gerretsen
We are glad to congratulate Minister Gerretson on proclaiming the cosmetic pesticides ban, and on becoming the new president of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment. Well-done and best wishes.Continue reading the post titled Some overdue congratulations to Minister Gerretsen
Federal environmental assessment cutbacks
Federal government removes environmental assessment requirements for up to 2000 infrastructure projects over the next two years, about 90% of the infrastructure projects that would otherwise receive federal EA.Continue reading the post titled Federal environmental assessment cutbacks
Key legal issues in the Green Energy Act
Bill 150, the Green Energy Act, will directly affect lawyers all over Ontario, including those in the environmental, energy, municipal, and natural resource fields. As a result, the Ontario Bar Association is preparing detailed comments that will address at least the following issues:Continue reading the post titled Key legal issues in the Green Energy Act
Regulation of noise
Noise is one of the classic irritants that drives neighbours crazy.Continue reading the post titled Regulation of noise
Green energy generation, but what about transmission?
The "right to connect" is not as simple as it sounds.Continue reading the post titled Green energy generation, but what about transmission?
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