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…Continue reading the post titled Easier approvals for renewable energy
Bill 55 and public participation
Dalton McGuinty is Ontario’s greenest Premier, and his government has a strong environmental record (especially in contrast to our federal government!) But environmental groups are raising concerns about Bill 55, the proposed Strong Action for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2012. Bill …Continue reading the post titled Bill 55 and public participation
Saxe Law Office a proud supporter of the first Twitter Moot
In February, West Coast Environmental Law organized the world’s first Twitter moot. As sponsor of Osgoode’s winning team, we are pleased to say it was a resounding success! At one point more people were discussing the Twitter Moot than any other issue in Canada (it was the “trending to…Continue reading the post titled Saxe Law Office a proud supporter of the first Twitter Moot
Cericola Farms fined $80,000 for wastewater runoff
On February 8, 2012, Cericola Farms Limited of Bradford, Ontario, pleaded guilty to three violations under the Ontario Water Resources Act for discharging chicken processing effluent into a creek that may impair the quality of the water and two counts of failing to comply with their Certific…Continue reading the post titled Cericola Farms fined $80,000 for wastewater runoff
Citizen air quality monitoring?
Can large amounts of low quality, citizen-collected environmental data produce meaningful resultsContinue reading the post titled Citizen air quality monitoring?
A reader writes about water taking
Hi Ms. Saxe I live in Waterloo Ontario. I wanted to inform you of something I recently discovered. A new well is being proposed in the City of Waterloo and I submitted a Part II order request for the well saying it lacks evidence for proven need, it poses a risk to natural recharge areas...Continue reading the post titled A reader writes about water taking
Water taking fine $35,000
Pelee Quarries and Erie Sand and Gravel Ltd. were fined $35,000 for Permit To Take Water Violations contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act .Continue reading the post titled Water taking fine $35,000
Charter 30th anniversary
Today is the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter has had an enormous impact on Canadian society, both good and bad, especially in areas of criminal law and social policy. The Charter does not mention the environment.Continue reading the post titled Charter 30th anniversary
$10,000 fine for false information
Shawn Paul Haniff pleaded guilty to two violations under the Environmental Protection Act for giving false information to a provincial officer during a Waste Disposal System Certificate of Approval interview.Continue reading the post titled $10,000 fine for false information
Bike Union: Jarvis EA breach?
In response to a City Council resolution to remove the Jarvis Street bike lanes that were installed in July 2010, and add a fifth reversible centre lane, the Toronto Cyclists Union sought a legal opinion whether the Project would be subject to screening under the Municipal Class Environmenta…Continue reading the post titled Bike Union: Jarvis EA breach?