The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has announced substantial new regulations and related guidance documents, as they continue to build towards the October 10 election. The long-awaited Environmental Penalties Regulations will, as expected, come into force August 1, 2007. These are the fir…Continue reading the post titled Acts
Making money from climate change
One of the fascinating things about last week’s EECO conference was that no one was there to debate the terrifying science of climate change. Everyone at the leading edge has moved on to economics: who will make money from climate change, and how? Public and institutional interest in the iss…Continue reading the post titled Making money from climate change
If You Love Our Children Productions has released its second documentary on children’s health and the environment, Toxic Trespass. The film explores frightening links between pollution and childhood cancer, focusing on high rates of illness in Windsor and in the Aamjiwnaang First Natio…Continue reading the post titled Toxic Trespass
Gemtec: Miscarriage of Justice
In yet another miscarriage of justice, Gemtec and Robert Lutes have lost their appeal from conviction under the Fisheries Act. His case now stands as a Canada-wide precedent that consultants can be convicted for their clients’ discharges, and that you must confirm in writing anything the gov…Continue reading the post titled Gemtec: Miscarriage of Justice
New Waste Management Policies
The Ministry of the Environment made two significant waste management policy announcements this week First, the Ministry has issued a proposed Policy Statement on Waste Management Planning. This is apparently esoteric topic will give direction to municipalities in the contentious and diffic…Continue reading the post titled New Waste Management Policies
New EP Regulations
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has announced substantial new regulations and related guidance documents, as they continue to build towards the October 10 election. The long-awaited Environmental Penalties Regulations will, as expected, come into force August 1, 2007. These are the fir…Continue reading the post titled New EP Regulations
Lead Pipes and Drinking Water, #2
The Ministry of the Environment has responded to the furore over lead in drinking water with new regulations, and a proposal for more. Most of the resulting financial burden will, as usual, fall on the municipalities. • O.Reg. 243/07 (Schools, Private Schools and Day Nurseries – EBR posting …Continue reading the post titled Lead Pipes and Drinking Water, #2
Lead Pipes and Drinking Water
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is releasing today data from tests of lead in drinking water in 36 municipalities. S. 11 of the Safe Drinking Water Act now requires municipalities to deliver safe drinking water “to the point where the [municipal] system is connected to a user’s plumb…Continue reading the post titled Lead Pipes and Drinking Water
Our Book gets cited!
Earlier this year, Stan Berger and I published our first annual Environmental Law, Year in Review, sold by Canada Law Book. One of the chapters has now been cited (and quoted) in a brief filed with the United States Supreme Court! The chapter, Beyond Trail Smelter: Assessing the Changes in I…Continue reading the post titled Our Book gets cited!
A nuisance law suit?
Here’s our recent letter about the climate change lawsuit launched by Friends of the Earth and Sierra Legal on May 28, 2007: The Editor Globe and Mail Dear Sir/ Madam, Re: An Open Mind for the G8 date” (Editorial, May 30, 2007) Your editorial “An Open Mind for the G8 date” …Continue reading the post titled A nuisance law suit?