Strong opposition to sewage processing facility foiled by filing error
Lystek’s controversial sewage sludge processing facility in Southgate, Ontario, will not face an appeal of its Environmental Compliance Approvals, because opponents, after fighting the facility for so long, made a critical error in seeking leave to appeal. See Green v. Ontario.View the post titled Strong opposition to sewage processing facility foiled by filing error
Environmental Fines keep going up: $299,000 for construction waste
Two companies and their directors were fined $299,999 (including the 25% victim fine surcharge) after pleading guilty to dumping construction waste on an unlicenced site in Mississauga, and failing to clean it up.View the post titled Environmental Fines keep going up: $299,000 for construction waste
New rules for boreholes and other test wells
The Ministry of the Environment is seeking public comment on a draft manual on test holes and dewatering wells. A “test hole” is a type of “well” that is made to obtain information about groundwater, and is not used or intended for use as a source of water for consumption. It includes virtua…View the post titled New rules for boreholes and other test wells
What else happens to the environment December 31?
The news today are consumed by the US “fiscal cliff“, and its implications for the economy (and the environment) of the US and the world. The environmental implications could be enormous. But there are other important environmental deadlines today.View the post titled What else happens to the environment December 31?
Best holiday wishes
To all our friends and readers, An amazing amount of volunteer time goes into producing this blog. We are so glad that you find it helpful. Thank you so much for your interesting comments and questions this year, and for the helpful corrections! Best wishes to all for 2013. May you find comf…View the post titled Best holiday wishes
More approvals reform: generators, cooling towers, retail dust collection
Environmental Approvals Reform: The third wave of Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (permit by rule) sectors are now under evaluation: small electricity generators, cooling towers for comfort cooling and retail dust collection. If approved, these activities would no longer require e…View the post titled More approvals reform: generators, cooling towers, retail dust collection
Federal wildlife fines to rise, not much time to comment
On December 15, 2012, Environment Canada published proposed Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I for a 30-day comment period:View the post titled Federal wildlife fines to rise, not much time to comment
Latest anti-wind appeal ends with a whimper
Just as wind scientists have noted for years, he testified that health effects are based primarily on people’s opinions about the turbines. Therefore, he said, if an individual believes that a turbine will harm him or her, that person will suffer such harm, and therefore turbines should n…View the post titled Latest anti-wind appeal ends with a whimper
New Cycling Strategy for Ministry of Transportation
As ghost bikes (marking the site of a cycling death) multiply around Toronto, the Ministry of Transportation has announced its plans to respond to the Chief Coroner of Ontario’s “Cycling Death Review”. Comments on EBR posting 011-7552 are invited until January 31, 2013. As a first step, MTO …View the post titled New Cycling Strategy for Ministry of Transportation
Toxin in your tank: lead and violence around the world
Looking back, it's hard to think of any public policy error worse than putting lead in gasoline.View the post titled Toxin in your tank: lead and violence around the world
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