Navigable waters protection ebbing away?
The federal government has proposed a little noticed amendment to the Navigable Waters Protection Act that could seriously erode public access to Canadian waterways. Ever since Canada was first settled, anyone in a canoe has had a right to paddle rivers, lakes and streams with enough water t…View the post titled Navigable waters protection ebbing away?
Trouble with environmental experts
In environmental law, expert witnesses that are too eager to please can destroy themselves and their client.View the post titled Trouble with environmental experts
Bill 150, Green Energy and Green Economy Act
The Green Energy Act will allow the province to require vendors of real estate to provide energy efficiency information, possibly an energy audit.View the post titled Bill 150, Green Energy and Green Economy Act
What's next for Brownfields?
The Ministry of the Environment is continuing its lengthy consultations on proposed amendments to Reg. 153/04, the brownfields regulation. Reflecting the huge economic impact of the proposed changes, the MOE received dozens of comments by the February 10 deadline. This week, the MOE emphasiz…View the post titled What's next for Brownfields?
Green Energy Act
The Green Energy Act will be introduced to the Legislature by George Smitherman today. If he intends the Bill to be effective, it will hopefully contain steps to guarantee: a right to connect to the electrical grid; fair and predictable pricing for electricity sold to the grid; easier sit…View the post titled Green Energy Act
Dianne is proud to announce that she has been invited to join the Board of Pollution Probe, one of Canada’s most experienced and respected environmental organizations.View the post titled Pollution Probe
Carbon offsets and ISO 14064
Canada played a key role in developing the voluntary international standards for quantifying greenhouse gas reductions, ISO-14064 and 14065. After all that hard work, it’s wonderful to see a Canadian government taking them seriously. Both standards are key features of British Columbi…View the post titled Carbon offsets and ISO 14064
All of us extend our condolences to the family of Barry Spiegel, a wonderful man and excellent environmental lawyer who died last week. Throughout his long battle with cancer, he remained brave, kind, and thoughtful. We are glad to have known him.View the post titled Barry Spiegel
Nanomaterials- are we protected?
Canada's regulators are struggling to catch up with the explosion of nanotechnology.View the post titled Nanomaterials- are we protected?
OEB gives green energy a boost
Ontario Energy Board amended Ontario's electricity Distribution System Code, making it easier, faster and simpler for small generation projects to get connected to the grid.View the post titled OEB gives green energy a boost
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