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Published on: 15 Jul 2013 By

Northstar/ Baker Order: Government doesn't have to explain its case

The Environmental Review Tribunal has ruled that the Director, Ministry of the Environment, doesn’t have to specify its basis for imposing personal liability, by order, on the former directors and officers of two Northstar companies (Baker v. Director), at least not now. Despite uncont…

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Published on: 12 Jul 2013 By

What Should You Do If You Are Being Investigated?

Previously, Clearing the Air examined the difference between an MOE inspection and an investigation. In her latest entry, Paula Lombardi provides details on what you should do if you find yourself the subject of an investigation.If you are being investigated or inspected, having a clear oper…

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Published on: 11 Jul 2013 By

Climate change worsening extreme weather everywhere

The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade, which was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850 and continued an extended period of pronounced global warming. More national temperature records were reported broken than in any…

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Published on: 9 Jul 2013 By

No Ostrander wind farm because access road bad for turtles

Bravo to the Environmental Review Tribunal for standing up for endangered species.  On July 3, after a 40-day hearing, the ERT revoked Gilead Power’s renewable energy approval (REA) to develop a wind farm on 324 hectares of Crown land in Prince Edward County’s Ostrander Point. But not becaus…

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Published on: 8 Jul 2013 By

Agent Orange report confirms: some Ontario workers were poisoned

The Ontario government has released a report concluding that some pesticide applicators in Ontario were exposed to dangerous levels of Agent Orange  between 1948 and 1979— the same chemical used to defoliate the jungle during the Vietnam War. Although most Agent Orange was used by municipali…

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