St. Lawrence Cement must pay millions for no-fault class-action damages
Dust they are, and unto dust they shall return, yet human beings have difficulty resigning themselves to living in dust.View the post titled St. Lawrence Cement must pay millions for no-fault class-action damages
Royal Bank CEO calls for carbon pricing
Now that the chief executives of Canada's major companies are calling for carbon pricing, can Stephen Harper be far behind?View the post titled Royal Bank CEO calls for carbon pricing
Waste tire operator goes to jail
William Lane was sentenced to 18 months in jail after accumulating 300,000 tires on property in Melbourne, Ontario.View the post titled Waste tire operator goes to jail
Are women protected by MOE environmental standards?
The proposed criteria are all based on the assumed life span of a “composite adult” of 76 years. In contrast, female life expectancy in Canada is considerably longer. The "composite" adult therefore does not seem to be sufficiently protective for women. Is this another example of the old…View the post titled Are women protected by MOE environmental standards?
Do we still believe in Acts of God?
The more foreseeable extreme floods become, the easier it will be for judges to impose liability upon municipalities and other governments. And the more government reports predict extreme events, the more judges will find them to be "foreseeable". For legal purposes, foreseeable events s…View the post titled Do we still believe in Acts of God?
Energy conservation report
Ontario’s Chief Energy Conservation Officer has issued his fourth annual report, Be the Change to a Culture of Conservation. In his report, Peter Love concludes that Ontario could and should be doing much more with less. In a nutshell, he issues “a call to action to every Ontaria…View the post titled Energy conservation report
Toronto's war on waste, chapter 37
In another chapter of the long war over who pays for waste, Toronto is tired of spending so much on single use packaging. Packaging costs the city huge sums for collection, sorting and recycling, and eats up vast amounts of precious landfill space. To the outrage of some manufacturers and r…View the post titled Toronto's war on waste, chapter 37
Toronto pushing ahead with precedent-setting community "right to know" bylaw
The Medical Officer of Health has decided that partial information about air toxics is better than none.View the post titled Toronto pushing ahead with precedent-setting community "right to know" bylaw
New reporting law for recyclables
Ontario's Bill 105, the proposed Waste Reporting Act, is a rarity -- a private member's bill that has government support and is going to pass.View the post titled New reporting law for recyclables
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