BlackoutSpeakout: It worked for Wikipedia
BlackoutSpeakout: Canadian environmental organizations are using Wikipedia’s protest tactic of darkening their websites on June 4 to protest federal government 2012 Budget plans to slash environmental protection and environmental protest, anything that stands in the way of the oil sand…View the post titled BlackoutSpeakout: It worked for Wikipedia
Quick Toronto hearings on Aggregate Resources Act
The Ontario Aggregate Resources Act governs development of aggregates like gravel, sand, clay, earth, and stone. Most of the aggregate resources produced in Ontario are used for construction, but they are also important for many other industries. In light of controversial proposals to create…View the post titled Quick Toronto hearings on Aggregate Resources Act
Reinventing Fire: Amory Lovins
Reinventing Fire is Amory Lovins’ new TED talk on a smart 50 year energy plan. He shows how the US (and Canada) can choose to save $5 trillion, improve national security, increase jobs, reduce carbon emissions, and stop subsidizing its enemies by getting off oil and coal. How? Conserv…View the post titled Reinventing Fire: Amory Lovins
Oil, dissent, and environment
Many Canadians are horrified by the knee-capping of environmental charities, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the Fisheries Act in last week’s Federal Budget. These are changes that will really matter.View the post titled Oil, dissent, and environment
Creative sentencing- brilliant or cheap?
The same debate recurs every few years: Are “creative” alternatives to conventional fines a brilliant innovation? Or just another way for corporate polluters to get off cheaply?View the post titled Creative sentencing- brilliant or cheap?
Winnipeg Consensus on clean energy policy
The overwhelming re-election of Alison Redford as Premier of Alberta last week has given a boost to the clean energy policy ambitions of the Winnipeg Consensus.View the post titled Winnipeg Consensus on clean energy policy
Do we still have federal Environmental Assessment?
Resource project proponents should find it quicker, easier and cheaper to get permission to build what they want, with far less interference from the federal government, or those pesky environmental groups. The courts will eventually tell us whether they can so easily dispose of oppositio…View the post titled Do we still have federal Environmental Assessment?
Smith v. Inco: leave to appeal refused
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused Ellen Smith leave to appeal from the crushing dismissal of her class action against Inco. No reasons were given. Her lawyers now face a difficult hearing to determine how large a cheque they will have to write to Inco to pay for its legal costs, at tri…View the post titled Smith v. Inco: leave to appeal refused
OCA agrees: Ministry of Everything
When fly-rock from a blasting site hits a house, is that a “discharge” of a “contaminant” that must be immediately reported to the Ministry of the Environment Spills Action Centre? Ontario’s Court of Appeal says “yes”.View the post titled OCA agrees: Ministry of Everything
Easier approvals for renewable energy
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) is proposing regulatory amendments to O.Reg. 359/09 under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and to Reg. 334 under the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) to streamline the regulatory process for renewable energy projects as part of the response to th…View the post titled Easier approvals for renewable energy
Receive Blog Posts
By subscribing to our blog, you will receive an email when a new post is added. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email to us at [email protected] with the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line.