No stay for Order to former officers and directors
The Environmental Review Tribunal has refused to stay a multimillion dollar order to the former officers and directors of a bankrupt company and its parent, pending appeal, whether or not the Ministry of the Environment had jurisdiction to issue the Order.Continue reading the post titled No stay for Order to former officers and directors
US governments propose Wildlife Climate Adaptation Strategy
As hundreds of starving sea lion pups wash up on the California coast, and as the Canadian government shuts down research into climate change, a coalition of American federal, state and tribal government agencies has released a National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy.Continue reading the post titled US governments propose Wildlife Climate Adaptation Strategy
Renovation costs for chemical sensitivities now tax deductible?
Congratulations to Ecojustice for its win in negotiating a settlement with Revenue Canada for a victim of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. People with this condition are adversely affected by chemicals in the environment (especially indoor air) that most people don’t notice.Continue reading the post titled Renovation costs for chemical sensitivities now tax deductible?
A little more international protection for endangered species
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (“CITES”) votes to regulate trade in more species at riskContinue reading the post titled A little more international protection for endangered species
Home Depot: Excessive enforcement causing recycling set back?
Home Depot’s decision to stop accepting waste paint and compact fluorescent bulbs for recycling is a sad setback, and another sign of trouble in Ontario’s waste reduction and diversion strategy. It is important to collect every possible used fluorescent bulb (and not throw them i…Continue reading the post titled Home Depot: Excessive enforcement causing recycling set back?
Turf wars – how green is artificial turf?
Kudos to those opposing the University of Toronto’s plan to use artificial turf for its back campus field, in time for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. The opponents are right: there are good reasons for health and environmental concern about ripping up grass (muddy as it may be) and replac…Continue reading the post titled Turf wars – how green is artificial turf?
$25,000 fine for unreported waste oil spill
Huron District Contracting Limited was fined $25,000, plus a victim fine surcharge of $6,250, for spilling petroleum hydrocarbons from a waste oil tank. Huron District Contracting does marine construction and excavation near Goderich, Ontario. According to the Ministry of the Environment, …Continue reading the post titled $25,000 fine for unreported waste oil spill
Big fine for odour despite earnest efforts by compost company
Universal Resource Recovery Inc. was fined $80,000 for discharging odours from its Welland composting facility.Continue reading the post titled Big fine for odour despite earnest efforts by compost company
Information Commissioner asked to stop muzzling of government scientists
The Environmental Law Centre of the University of Victoria has written to Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada, asking her, pursuant to s. 30(1)(f) of the Access to Information Act, to: investigate the federal government’s policies and actions to obstruct the right of the publ…Continue reading the post titled Information Commissioner asked to stop muzzling of government scientists
Environment Minister Bradley: what he’s done and doing on waste
Last week, Ontario Minister of the Environment, Jim Bradley, spoke to the Ontario Waste Management Association. He summarizes his Ministry’s considerable achievements of the last year on the waste file, and promises a new program for end of life vehicles, plus new framework legislation…Continue reading the post titled Environment Minister Bradley: what he’s done and doing on waste