Bill 91, New Waste Reduction Act
Ontario Environment Minister Jim Bradley has introduced Bill 91, a proposed Waste Reduction Act, 2013. The new Act is intended to kickstart further waste diversion, especially in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors, where waste diversion rates remain low. It will also requir…View the post titled Bill 91, New Waste Reduction Act
Ministry of Education revises its Statement of Environmental Values
Ontario’s Ministry of Education has a revised Statement of Environmental Values under the Environmental Bill of Rights.View the post titled Ministry of Education revises its Statement of Environmental Values
Ontario Failing Our Future on Climate Change
In his latest report, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner again strongly criticizes the Ontario government for doing too little on climate change. The Ontario government has done a lot, most notably closing coal-fired power plants and adopting the Green Energy Act. In this, Ontario co…View the post titled Ontario Failing Our Future on Climate Change
Inspections v Investigations: Do You Know the Difference?
Do you manage a business? Do you know the difference between an EPA inspection and an EPA investigation? In the newest post from our blog Clearing the Air, Paula Lombardi looks at this important issue and offers advice that will help your business be prepared.As mentioned in the last post, t…View the post titled Inspections v Investigations: Do You Know the Difference?
Bill 83: Anti SLAPP law at last
Ontario is finally introducing an anti SLAPP law later today, the Public Participation Act, 2013. We worked hard to reach this result, through the Ontario Bar Association, and in cooperation with other stakeholders. Lets hope it is acceptable to the NDP and will be passed with their support.View the post titled Bill 83: Anti SLAPP law at last
Ontario to give municipalities more control of siting large wind projects
Ontario will increase local control over future renewable energy projects, as previously promised by Premier Wynne.View the post titled Ontario to give municipalities more control of siting large wind projects
Drennan Anti-Wind Lawsuit Stayed Until Tribunal decides
Shawn and Trisha Drennan farm in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, where K2 propose to develop a wind power project of 140 wind turbines (270 megawatts). As discussed in our earlier blog, the Drennans started a lawsuit, hoping to prevent construction of the wind farm. They claim th…View the post titled Drennan Anti-Wind Lawsuit Stayed Until Tribunal decides
Enforcement leads to nature reserve land swap
A cabin owner illegally built a cabin within a conservation reserve. The owner was charged. As part of plea negotiations, the cabin owner proposes a substantial land exchange with the MNR: 40 hectares of new land for the 0.13 where the cabin now stands. MNR now plans to amend the conservatio…View the post titled Enforcement leads to nature reserve land swap
$500,000 Fisheries Act fine for illegal pesticide use on salmon farm
Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. pleaded guilty to violating the Fisheries Act. Its illegal use of a pesticide contributed to substantial lobster kills in southwestern New Brunswick. The court ordered Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. to pay a total of $500,000, one of the largest and most significant penalties …View the post titled $500,000 Fisheries Act fine for illegal pesticide use on salmon farm
A big win for trees and tree lovers
Warmest congratulations to Clay Ruby for his latest public interest victory: preventing the destruction of a shared mature maple tree by one of the owners. Here is the decision in Hartley vs Cunningham, and the press release on this landmark tree ruling. Look for our analysis in next month…View the post titled A big win for trees and tree lovers
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