Explosive neighbours and disgruntled municipalities
The village of Beaumont adopted a bylaw to prohibit the construction of any compressed or liquid gas storage facility within 1 kilometer of its borders.Continue reading the post titled Explosive neighbours and disgruntled municipalities
Reg. 419/05, s. 11 and Technical Standards
The Ministry of the Environment could, and should, give Technical Standards for industrial sectors a much bigger role in the regulation of air emissions in Ontario.Continue reading the post titled Reg. 419/05, s. 11 and Technical Standards
419/05- Why no right of appeal?
Proposed amendments to Reg. 419/05 will give the Director a vast, untrammelled discretion to control how the regulation is applied, regardless of the facts or the accuracy of the of the Director’s approach. Although the consequences for affected companies can be very substantial, no reaso…Continue reading the post titled 419/05- Why no right of appeal?
Preston Manning calls for carbon and water pricing
Preston Manning, pillar of Canadian conservatism, called today for all Canadian governments to build a sustainable Canada by relying heavily on pricing. Water should cost more, especially where it is scarce, as in southern Alberta. And the urgency of climate change should be met, now, with c…Continue reading the post titled Preston Manning calls for carbon and water pricing
Green weddings and other events
We did what we could to "green" our daughter's recent wedding. It was (mostly) easy, and we were delighted with the results.Continue reading the post titled Green weddings and other events
Reg. 419/05: is it better to be "conservative" or accurate?
As Reg. 419/05 is being rolled out, the MOE insists on being much more "conservative", not "accurate", in evaluating emissions. The result: many facilities are suddenly deemed to be breaking the law.Continue reading the post titled Reg. 419/05: is it better to be "conservative" or accurate?
Why isn't industry more worried about Reg. 419/05?
If wildly improbable events are the benchmark for measuring compliance, industrial facilities in urban locations will rarely “comply”.Continue reading the post titled Why isn't industry more worried about Reg. 419/05?
Sunrise Propane good for lawyers
As landlords are not generally liable for their tenants' torts, it will be very surprising if the Sunrise class action is certified against them.Continue reading the post titled Sunrise Propane good for lawyers
Smog? Take the bus, cheap!
In a successful experiment, STL helped to fight a three-day smog alert by temporarily dropping the bus fare from $2.60 to $1.Continue reading the post titled Smog? Take the bus, cheap!
Class Action Update
Another attempt to seek environmental health damages in a class action has failed. The federal government, Dow and Pharmacia are facing class actions across the country relating to herbicides used at its military base in Gagetown, New Brunswick.Continue reading the post titled Class Action Update