Divisional Court rejects anti-wind constitutional claim
Special Environmental Protection Act rules for approval of renewable energy projects, including wind farms, do not contravene the Canadian Charter of Rights and FreedomsView the post titled Divisional Court rejects anti-wind constitutional claim
Can purchaser of contaminated site sue neighbour?
The case is important because of the widespread (but, I think, mistaken) belief among some real estate solicitors and agents that a buyer can (knowingly or negligently) buy previously contaminated land and then sue the source of the contamination for the cost of cleaning up that pre-exist…View the post titled Can purchaser of contaminated site sue neighbour?
Largest Canadian environmental penalty: $7.5 MM
Environment Canada obtained the largest environmental penalty ever imposed in Canada for breaches of the Fisheries Act and Metal Mining Effluent Regulations by a mining company: $7,500,000. The breaches occurred in 2011 and earlier under the old Fisheries Act, before massive changes to the l…View the post titled Largest Canadian environmental penalty: $7.5 MM
Proposed changes to GHG emission reporting regulations
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation (O.Reg. 452/09) and Guideline, including:View the post titled Proposed changes to GHG emission reporting regulations
$320,000 fine for former waste processors
A big fine has been imposed on a former waste processor and the two individuals who ran the company for environmental offences, according to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. According to the MOECC, 2R Services Inc. and its Directors were fined for failing to comply…View the post titled $320,000 fine for former waste processors
New regulations to reduce coal?
Getting rid of coal in electricity generation made Ontario Canada’s leader in reducing GHG emissions. Now that we have a remarkably climate-friendly electrical system, what about other uses of coal in Ontario? The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) says it will ge…View the post titled New regulations to reduce coal?
Follow Up on Seller's Environmental Assessment Reports
Last month we blogged about a case out of Newfoundland in which a buyer’s negligence lawsuit against a seller’s environmental consultant was tossed out because the buyer had no right to rely on the environmental assessment report issued by the consultant for the seller. That arti…View the post titled Follow Up on Seller's Environmental Assessment Reports
Another waste diversion victory: batteries
A Saxe Law Office client enjoyed another waste diversion victory last week, when Waste Diversion Ontario rejected a flawed battery recycling proposal by Call2Recycle.View the post titled Another waste diversion victory: batteries
Pollution Probe Honours Dokis First Nation Power Project
Chief Denise Restoule of the Dokis First Nation attended the 2014 Pollution Probe Gala to accept Pollution Probe’s 2014 Sustainability Award in connection with the Okikendawt Project—a 10 MW hydroelectric facility being developed by the Dokis First Nation with Hydromega Services Inc. New wat…View the post titled Pollution Probe Honours Dokis First Nation Power Project
Reducing confusion about Blue Box decision
the flaws in the rejected model are precisely why municipalities have received smaller payments since 2009. Now that this model has been discredited, municipalities will receive larger payments, just as they did in 2014View the post titled Reducing confusion about Blue Box decision
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