Climate change victims can sue coal-fired plants
Those who burn coal create emissions known to have adverse effects (climate change) on others. These are the very sorts of harm that tort law is designed to control.Continue reading the post titled Climate change victims can sue coal-fired plants
Greenhouse Gas law second reading
Bill 185, the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) 2009, received second reading debate September 14 and 15th. This fairly uncontroversial statute will give the province power to adopt regulations to implement a greenhouse gas emission trading system. The…Continue reading the post titled Greenhouse Gas law second reading
Green Energy Act being rolled out in 10 steps
Over the next several weeks, the Ontario government will take ten important steps to bring the Green Energy Act to lifeContinue reading the post titled Green Energy Act being rolled out in 10 steps
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?