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Published on: 9 Jul 2018 By

Hawaii to Ban Sale and Distribution of Sunscreens Deemed Harmful to Coral Reefs

On July 3, 2018, Hawaii Governor, David Ige signed a Bill to ban the sale and distribution of sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. The Hawaiian state legislature passed Bill SB2571 in May of this year in response to scientific evidence suggesting that oxybenzone and…

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Published on: 3 Jul 2018 By

Exercise Of Authority By ADM Constitutionally Valid Under CEAA

In the case of Maloney v Garneau (2018 FC 188) the Applicant, Mr. David Maloney, sought judicial review of Aéroports de Montréal’s (“ADM”), decision to develop federally-owned lands (the “Project”). The Applicant challenged the constitutionality of section 67 of the Canadian Environmental As…

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Published on: 18 Jun 2018 By

Doug Ford to cancel Ontario's cap-and-trade program

Just a little over three months ago, on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 the Ontario government announced that its first venture into the international carbon market was a success. The auction of allowances raised approximately $471 million. The monies raised from the auction are allocated to …

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Published on: 18 May 2018 By

New Oil-and-Gas Sector Regulations for Methane Emissions

On April 26, 2018, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced new regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector by almost half. The purpose of the regulations are to reduce methane emi…

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Published on: 16 May 2018 By

Failure of Treatment System Results in $900,000 Fine

On April 19, 2018 the Mackenzie Pulp Mill Corporation (“Mackenzie Mill”) pled guilty, in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, to violating the provisions of the Fisheries Act. The violation related to the deposit of a deleterious substance on two occasions into water frequented by fish.…

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