Keep green energy, oppose Bill 39
Petition Alert: Oppose Bill 39 and speak out in support of renewable energy in Ontario! Here is an important notice, from the Toronto Renewable Energy Cooperative and Solarshare, about how to support renewable energy. The Conservative Party has introduced a Bill to revoke the Green Energy Ac…Continue reading the post titled Keep green energy, oppose Bill 39
Environmental Tribunal blocks afterthought grounds for leave to appeal
Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal has refused to allow a developer to completely change its proposed grounds for seeking leave to appeal an Environmental Compliance Approval given to an existing industry, under the Environmental Bill of Rights and the Environmental Protection Act…Continue reading the post titled Environmental Tribunal blocks afterthought grounds for leave to appeal
Legal confusion on backflow preventers to increase basement flooding?
It is often impossible to identify which regions of an urban municipality are exposed to sewer backup risk until wide spread or regional sewer backup events have occurred.Continue reading the post titled Legal confusion on backflow preventers to increase basement flooding?
Strong evidence from Australia: wind health complaints contagious nocebo effects
Don’t believe the hype about windmills and health. As it turns out, listening to it just might make you sick.Continue reading the post titled Strong evidence from Australia: wind health complaints contagious nocebo effects
So you want to be an environmental lawyer…
At least once a month, a lawyer or law student asks us for help getting into environmental law. Our reaction is bittersweet. On one hand, it is exciting and reassuring that so many talented young people want to devote their professional lives to environmental protection. On the other hand, t…Continue reading the post titled So you want to be an environmental lawyer…
Imminent extinction of sage-grouse a red flag: oil wins in Canada, not environment
In ecology, an “indicator species” can act a red flag that environmental conditions are deteriorating. When the population of the indicator species declines, biologists who are monitoring the situation get a red flag that something is wrong. The pending extinction of the sage-gro…Continue reading the post titled Imminent extinction of sage-grouse a red flag: oil wins in Canada, not environment
Shooting the messenger- National Roundtable on Environment and Economy
The National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) was created 25 years ago to advise the Canadian government how to achieve a sustainable economy. It operated as an arm’s length policy advisory agency with multi-stakeholder, cross Canada representation. The NRTEE took its j…Continue reading the post titled Shooting the messenger- National Roundtable on Environment and Economy
Is the 310 Waste garbage fire case over again?
In the fall of 2004, there was a terrible garbage fire at a grossly overloaded waste transfer site on Keele Street in Vaughan, Ontario. The fire burned for days, sending choking smoke through neighbouring residences and schools. Huge amounts of public and private money were spent to fight th…Continue reading the post titled Is the 310 Waste garbage fire case over again?
Right to a healthy environment?
Do governments owe us clean air and clean water? Many Canadians expect our government to protect us from contamination and other environmental harms in outdoor air, water and land. But is this a legal right?Continue reading the post titled Right to a healthy environment?
Need environmental motivation? Two good Canadian books to read
Here are two, very different Canadian books I’ve been reading recently on motivation to do something about the shocking, heartrending state of our environment, both of which I heartily recommend.Continue reading the post titled Need environmental motivation? Two good Canadian books to read