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
Taking toxics home
Six young children picked up dangerous levels of lead in their family car, presumably due to family members with occupational exposure to lead.Continue reading the post titled Taking toxics home
Port Stanley Harbour
Here's an update on one of our community projects, the Port Stanley Harbour. Transport Canada wants to download the badly contaminated harbour onto the local municipality and its ratepayers.Continue reading the post titled Port Stanley Harbour
What's in bottled water?
The major difference between bottled water and municipal tap water is that we know less about what is in bottled water.Continue reading the post titled What's in bottled water?
Being an environmental lawyer is a cool job!
MSN has posted some fun articles on cool environmental jobs in Canada, including mine. If you have another cool environmental job, please post a comment and tell us about it!Continue reading the post titled Being an environmental lawyer is a cool job!
Nine new air standards
The Environmental Review Tribunal echoed the criticisms of the Environmental Commissioner that MOE was dragging its feet on “high priority” contaminants, including arsenic, benzene, mercury, dioxins and furans. This proposal will plug part of that gap.Continue reading the post titled Nine new air standards
A year after Sunrise
Recommendation 13 will require propane operators to take additional precautions when new developments are built nearby.Continue reading the post titled A year after Sunrise
Why isn't pool salt a pesticide?
The PMRA has given pool salt an administrative exemption from regulation, one not disclosed in its regulations or on its website.Continue reading the post titled Why isn't pool salt a pesticide?
Suing negligent engineers
A surprisingly large part of my practice involves suing engineers and other environmental consultants for their negligence and breach of contract relating to contaminated sites.Continue reading the post titled Suing negligent engineers