Who makes environmental policy?
The Ivey Foundation’s five-year review of its program to conserve Canada’s forests is an excellent example of how foundations and nongovernmental organizations can successfully influence government environmental policy. It’s well written and a fascinating look at the forces…View the post titled Who makes environmental policy?
More problems with reliance letters
Clients typically overestimate the protection that a reliance letter gives them.View the post titled More problems with reliance letters
My neighbour cut down my tree: can I sue?
My neighbour came onto my property and cut down my tree. Can I sue?View the post titled My neighbour cut down my tree: can I sue?
Municipal water quality, raccoons and class actions
Ste-Adele faced a class-action after two dead raccoons and one bird were found in a 40-year-old, 125,000 L, chlorinated municipal reservoir.View the post titled Municipal water quality, raccoons and class actions
Everyone wants to be a climate change lawyer
Before you can sell something you have to understand it, create it, and have it recognized, and that’s where the environmental lawyers fit in.View the post titled Everyone wants to be a climate change lawyer
Christie pits, pesticides, and the public interest
I find it astounding that striking garbage workers are going to such lengths to block municipal attempts to comply with the orders of the medical officer of health to control pests at temporary garbage dumps.View the post titled Christie pits, pesticides, and the public interest
Proposed changes to Reg. 347- Waste
Half of the amendments are intended to ensure that the Ministry wins long-standing arguments about the interpretation of the regulation.View the post titled Proposed changes to Reg. 347- Waste
MOE, approvals and the garbage strike
The Ministry should amend the EPA to allow quick and flexible responses to future garbage strikes. In the meantime, they should waive the need for approvals until the end of the strike, providing that each facility complies with reasonable rules for protection of public health and odour …View the post titled MOE, approvals and the garbage strike
Biomass and the Green Energy Act
Renewable energy approvals will be much more demanding for the MOE (and the Environmental Review Tribunal) than anything they do now.View the post titled Biomass and the Green Energy Act
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