What Should You Do If You Are Being Investigated?
Previously, Clearing the Air examined the difference between an MOE inspection and an investigation. In her latest entry, Paula Lombardi provides details on what you should do if you find yourself the subject of an investigation. If you are being investigated or inspected, having a clear ope…View the post titled What Should You Do If You Are Being Investigated?
Climate change worsening extreme weather everywhere
The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade, which was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850 and continued an extended period of pronounced global warming. More national temperature records were reported broken than in any…View the post titled Climate change worsening extreme weather everywhere
$150,000 fine and jail for illegal non-hazardous waste dumping
Penalties for environmental offences continue to rise. North Shore Express Ltd was fined $150,000 and its owner sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years’ probation for depositing non-hazardous sludge contrary to the terms of its environmental compliance approval. Daniel Andrew Tiessen owns…View the post titled $150,000 fine and jail for illegal non-hazardous waste dumping
No Ostrander wind farm because access road bad for turtles
Bravo to the Environmental Review Tribunal for standing up for endangered species. On July 3, after a 40-day hearing, the ERT revoked Gilead Power’s renewable energy approval (REA) to develop a wind farm on 324 hectares of Crown land in Prince Edward County’s Ostrander Point. But not becaus…View the post titled No Ostrander wind farm because access road bad for turtles
Agent Orange report confirms: some Ontario workers were poisoned
The Ontario government has released a report concluding that some pesticide applicators in Ontario were exposed to dangerous levels of Agent Orange between 1948 and 1979 — the same chemical used to defoliate the jungle during the Vietnam War. Although most Agent Orange was used by municipali…View the post titled Agent Orange report confirms: some Ontario workers were poisoned
Fracking increases gas in domestic wells, and carbon footprint of natural gas
If more than 3 percent of the methane produced leaks into the atmosphere, then natural gas probably isn’t better than coal for greenhouse gas emissions.View the post titled Fracking increases gas in domestic wells, and carbon footprint of natural gas
Manitoba to join most other provinces with cosmetic pesticide ban
The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends that "Children’s exposures to pesticides should be limited as much as possible.View the post titled Manitoba to join most other provinces with cosmetic pesticide ban
West Virginia gets serious about liability barriers to brownfield revitalization
The Voluntary Land Stewardship Program is the critical innovation. It gives developers of rehabilitated contaminated sites certainty, by taking on their long term liability risk for a fixed fee.View the post titled West Virginia gets serious about liability barriers to brownfield revitalization
Climate change and Alberta flooding?
My heart goes out to the people of Calgary and elsewhere in Alberta whose lives have been turned upside down by last week’s catastrophic floods, (including our friends and family members). But my mind also goes back to Natural Resources Canada’s 2007 and 2010 reports on climate c…View the post titled Climate change and Alberta flooding?
When is retroactive personal liability just and fair?
Here is Dianne’s presentation from Yellowknife, described as “powerful” and “thought-provoking” by participants: 06.21.2013 Risk, liability and fairnessView the post titled When is retroactive personal liability just and fair?
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