Ozone depleting substances update
The MOE is proposing to consolidate Ontario’s five ozone depleting substances regulations under the Environmental Protection Act, into one updated regulation.Continue reading the post titled Ozone depleting substances update
No, the Endangered Species Act has no teeth
By the time the government's plan can be proven not to work, the highway will be built, and the irreplaceable habitat (and perhaps the entire endangered species) will be gone.Continue reading the post titled No, the Endangered Species Act has no teeth
Greenhouse gas reporting amendments
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting Regulation (O. Reg. 452/09) and Guideline that would simplify the reporting requirements, align them with those in other Western Climate Initiative (WCI) jurisdi…Continue reading the post titled Greenhouse gas reporting amendments
Tar ponds class action close to certification?
The most interesting part of the judgment will be how it treats pollution impacts on human health.Continue reading the post titled Tar ponds class action close to certification?
Texas wind lawsuit a sign of things to come?
A major Texas wind lawsuit has underscored the importance of proper contracts to allocate the common risk of inadequate transmission capacity.Continue reading the post titled Texas wind lawsuit a sign of things to come?
Ethanol in gasoline- should we celebrate?
The renewable fuels regulation is a better win for the agricultural lobby than it is for those concerned about climate change.Continue reading the post titled Ethanol in gasoline- should we celebrate?
Does the Endangered Species Act have teeth?
Is that all the Endangered Species Act will do? Create an expensive sort of legal shell game while irreplaceable habitat is bulldozed?Continue reading the post titled Does the Endangered Species Act have teeth?
MicroFIT flip flops
The Ontario Power Authority keeps looking for ways to reduce the popularity, and therefore the cost, of its high-priced MicroFIT solar electricity program. The program was designed to guarantee renewable energy producers a profit. Since small scale solar PV is the most expensive electricity …Continue reading the post titled MicroFIT flip flops
Spills are good for lawyers
Spills always seem to be good for lawyers, if not for the environment. More than 300 lawsuits have been filed against BP relating to the Gulf oil spill, in addition to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility that is handing out emergency money from the $20 billion set aside by BP. But lower profile …Continue reading the post titled Spills are good for lawyers
Tar sands polluting the Athabaska River
How do the tar sands operators get away with polluting the great Athabaska River, despite federal and provincial laws that allegedly protect rivers? By insisting that everything is fine, and that all the pollution is “natural”. Now, Professor David Schindler has blown their cover…Continue reading the post titled Tar sands polluting the Athabaska River