Hazardous waste carrier fined $120,000 + $30,000 VFS
Buckham Transport Limited, a registered carrier of hazardous waste, was recently fined $120,000 following a guilty plea to three offences under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA): Providing false or misleading information to a Provincial Officer; Failing to transport waste to the receivi…View the post titled Hazardous waste carrier fined $120,000 + $30,000 VFS
Great Lakes Protection Act reintroduced (again)
As promised in Minister Murray’s mandate letter, Ontario’s provincial government has reintroduced the Great Lakes Protection Act. If passed, the Act would: Help fight climate change, reduce harmful algal blooms, and protect wetlands and other coastal areas. Monitor and report on…View the post titled Great Lakes Protection Act reintroduced (again)
Ontario Needs Input on Climate Change Policy
Recently the Ontario government released it’s Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015. The report unveils the province’s current thinking on policy options to address climate change, and asks the public to weigh in on such controversial options as a carbon tax versus other possibilities like a …View the post titled Ontario Needs Input on Climate Change Policy
Bill 37, Invasive Species, second reading soon?
Will the proposed Invasive Species Bill pass before invasive Asian carp reach the Great Lakes, with devastating effects?View the post titled Bill 37, Invasive Species, second reading soon?
Another anti-wind appeal dismissed by Tribunal
The Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal has dismissed yet another anti-wind appeal, in 14-059 GILLESPIE V. MOE. This upholds the renewable energy approval issued to the Goshen Wind Energy Centre, up to 63 wind turbines, with a generation capacity of 102 megawatts, located in Bluewater and …View the post titled Another anti-wind appeal dismissed by Tribunal
Public participation restrictions do not violate Charter
Can the federal government successfully muzzle (non-aboriginal) opponents to major energy and resource projects? So far, yes.View the post titled Public participation restrictions do not violate Charter
Yes, Ontario lawyers can talk to their experts
Lawyers must work with experts to focus and clearly express their opinion testimony. The lawyer cannot tell the expert what to say, but must ensure that the export report addresses the relevant questions in a clear and comprehensible way that will assist the judge to decide the lawsuit.View the post titled Yes, Ontario lawyers can talk to their experts
Extended Producer Responsibility for Waste
As Ontario works towards its promised new law on waste diversion and recycling, it’s helpful to look at European experience. The European Union has far more experience than Canada in a wide range of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) systems for waste such as paper, packaging, batteries,…View the post titled Extended Producer Responsibility for Waste
One step closer to climate warning labels on gasoline
The West Vancouver Council recently voted unanimously to support warnings on gas pumps to warn motorists about the impact driving has on the environment. This is a first in Canada, and follows the example of several cities in California. Our congratulations to Our Horizon – the organiz…View the post titled One step closer to climate warning labels on gasoline
Financial Assurance for contaminated sites
It should no longer be a surprise for a CPU, based on active risk management measures, to include at least a modest amount of financial assurance.View the post titled Financial Assurance for contaminated sites
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