Key legal issues in the Green Energy Act
Bill 150, the Green Energy Act, will directly affect lawyers all over Ontario, including those in the environmental, energy, municipal, and natural resource fields. As a result, the Ontario Bar Association is preparing detailed comments that will address at least the following issues:View the post titled Key legal issues in the Green Energy Act
Green energy generation, but what about transmission?
The "right to connect" is not as simple as it sounds.View the post titled Green energy generation, but what about transmission?
How do factories control air pollution?
“How do factories control air pollution”? There are two basic options: pollution prevention and pollution control.View the post titled How do factories control air pollution?
BPA in soft drinks- is it really ok?
Health Canada isn't concerned about BPA in soft drinks; should you be?View the post titled BPA in soft drinks- is it really ok?
Federal government updates enforcement tools
The federal Minister of the Environment today introduced extensive amendments to nine federal environmental laws to increase fines and expand enforcement tools. Some of the changes are significant improvements. For example, all federal environmental fines will now be paid into the Environme…View the post titled Federal government updates enforcement tools
Québec activist wins pollution battle against City
Environmentalist Guy Drouin has won a long and lonely battle against sewage pollution by the City of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts.View the post titled Québec activist wins pollution battle against City
Sansone and 310 Waste win new trial
In one of the biggest environmental cases of 2007/8, huge fines and jail sentences were imposed on the former owners and operators of a waste transfer site on Keele Street, in Vaughan. The site caught fire in 2004, creating a huge plume of choking smoke and enormous political heat. Toda…View the post titled Sansone and 310 Waste win new trial
More trouble with environmental experts
In 1996, there was a devastating flood in part of the City of Ottawa. A number of residents sued the City, alleging that its storm water drainage system was inadequate. The City retained Robert Bishop of MMM as its expert witness. Bishop reported that the drainage system in the area met all…View the post titled More trouble with environmental experts
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