Caledon quarry rejected
OMB: It is time for alternatives to aggregate for infrastructure construction to be found.Continue reading the post titled Caledon quarry rejected
Coal plant promises to be broken?
The Alberta Public Utilities Commission is holding hearings into Capital Power’s application to be freed of its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its Genesee coal-fired electrical generation plant. When Capital Power’s Genesee Power plant was approved in 1999, th…Continue reading the post titled Coal plant promises to be broken?
Everyone liable for PCB-contaminated oil
A British Columbia used oil company has successfully sued the owner of a PCB transformer, and everyone down a contractual chain, for failing to warn them that the oil was almost pure PCBs. It was awarded $776,033.75.Continue reading the post titled Everyone liable for PCB-contaminated oil
New rules for US GHG control
Since the US Congress is deadlocked on climate change legislation, the Obama administration is moving forward to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act, starting January 2, 2011. One of the challenges in doing this is that the Clean Air Act was designed for toxins em…Continue reading the post titled New rules for US GHG control
Reducing GHG from heavy vehicles
Environment Canada has released a consultation document, proposing elements of future regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new heavy-duty vehicles. Essentially, Canada will adopt the same rules as the US. In Canada, transportation accounts for about a quarter of greenhouse gas…Continue reading the post titled Reducing GHG from heavy vehicles
New rules for incinerators
Guideline A-7: Air Pollution Control, Design and Operation Guidelines for Municipal Waste Thermal Treatment Facilities, has been revised and renamed as “Air Pollution Control, Design and Operation Guidelines for Municipal Waste Thermal Treatment Facilities”. Guideline A-7 was updated to revi…Continue reading the post titled New rules for incinerators
Au revoir, Jim Prentice
We wish former federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice well in his new career at CIBC. We have not been fans of the Harper Government’s environmental program, especially on climate change. But we admit that we were pleasantly surprised last week when then Environment Minister Prentice ref…Continue reading the post titled Au revoir, Jim Prentice
Environmental fines in Canada
Nimonik has posted an interesting and original survey of environmental fines imposed in Canada from 1990 to 2009. According to the reports provided by each jurisdiction, only $26-million dollars worth of environmental fines have been levied against polluters by both provincial and federal l…Continue reading the post titled Environmental fines in Canada
Cumulative pollution a Charter breach?
Ecojustice has launched a lawsuit on behalf of Aamjiwnaaang First Nation members, Ron Plain and Ada Lockridge, alleging that the cumulative effects of government approved pollution in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley amounts to a violation of their human rights under sections 7 and 15 of the …Continue reading the post titled Cumulative pollution a Charter breach?
Hazardous waste nonsuit decision
As mentioned last week, we won a rare non-suit motion in the Ontario Court of Justice on three counts, each against three defendants charged with improperly managing hazardous waste at a transfer site, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act. In each case, the Ministry of the Environme…Continue reading the post titled Hazardous waste nonsuit decision