My neighbour cut down my tree: can I sue?
My neighbour came onto my property and cut down my tree. Can I sue?Continue reading the post titled My neighbour cut down my tree: can I sue?
Excess material or waste?
The Ministry of the Environment has tried and failed to introduce a rational excess materials policy. In its absence, the province has established two main benchmarks for excavation fill, but they do not match.Continue reading the post titled Excess material or waste?
Municipal water quality, raccoons and class actions
Ste-Adele faced a class-action after two dead raccoons and one bird were found in a 40-year-old, 125,000 L, chlorinated municipal reservoir.Continue reading the post titled Municipal water quality, raccoons and class actions
Everyone wants to be a climate change lawyer
Before you can sell something you have to understand it, create it, and have it recognized, and that’s where the environmental lawyers fit in.Continue reading the post titled Everyone wants to be a climate change lawyer
Christie pits, pesticides, and the public interest
I find it astounding that striking garbage workers are going to such lengths to block municipal attempts to comply with the orders of the medical officer of health to control pests at temporary garbage dumps.Continue reading the post titled Christie pits, pesticides, and the public interest
Proposed changes to Reg. 347- Waste
Half of the amendments are intended to ensure that the Ministry wins long-standing arguments about the interpretation of the regulation.Continue reading the post titled Proposed changes to Reg. 347- Waste
MOE, approvals and the garbage strike
The Ministry should amend the EPA to allow quick and flexible responses to future garbage strikes. In the meantime, they should waive the need for approvals until the end of the strike, providing that each facility complies with reasonable rules for protection of public health and odour …Continue reading the post titled MOE, approvals and the garbage strike
Biomass and the Green Energy Act
Renewable energy approvals will be much more demanding for the MOE (and the Environmental Review Tribunal) than anything they do now.Continue reading the post titled Biomass and the Green Energy Act
US climate rules, California and Ontario's cap and trade plan
Canada has done so little for so long that our climate policy has laid us wide open to serious protectionist provisions in the 1500 page ACES, HR 2454.Continue reading the post titled US climate rules, California and Ontario's cap and trade plan
Renewable energy approvals proposal- changes needed
The proposed mandatory setbacks for wind turbines will block a high percentage of planned wind projects, and especially those close to load. This will increase the need for long-distance transmission lines, which have significant environmental footprints.Continue reading the post titled Renewable energy approvals proposal- changes needed
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