Have an opinion on Ontario's energy future?
Ontario is asking for the public’s input on its long-term energy plan. The Ministry of Energy has posted a 10-question survey to gather feedback on a 20-year supply plan. The key issue is how to balance short-term cost increases with long-term improvements in, for example, a smarter grid an…Continue reading the post titled Have an opinion on Ontario's energy future?
Lab fined for late notice
On August 26, 2010, ALS Canada Ltd. pleaded guilty to one violation under the Safe Drinking Water Act for failing to immediately notify the Ministry of the Environment, as well as the Medical Officer of Health, of adverse drinking water test results in a sample that had analyzed.Continue reading the post titled Lab fined for late notice
Redefining conservation, or waste and duplication?
Redefining Conservation is the Ontario Environmental Commissioner’s annual report for 2009/ 2010. The report is full of good advice on the usual themes, including the chronic shortage of resources for environmental protection, the many ways that our land use planning fails to protect h…Continue reading the post titled Redefining conservation, or waste and duplication?
Plans, if not action on endangered species
At the same time that Ontario is pushing ahead to build the Windsor Essex highway through the habitat of several endangered species, the Ministry of Natural Resources is “initiating the development of a government response statement” concerning the proposed recovery strategies for some…Continue reading the post titled Plans, if not action on endangered species
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
Best Lawyers in Canada – Congratulations
Dear Dianne Saxe: Congratulations on having been selected by your peers for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® in the practice area of Environmental Law. For over a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers® has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as th…Continue reading the post titled Best Lawyers in Canada – Congratulations
Financial Assurance and HST
Should financial assurance include HST? Financial assurance is designed to ensure that taxpayer doesn’t have to pay the bill, if an industrial operation becomes insolvent, abandoning an environmental mess. Most businesses provide financial assurance by posting cash or letter of credit.…Continue reading the post titled Financial Assurance and HST
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?
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