Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a better price for its oil."
There is $2.1 billion in grant money available to the two companies, whose projects will have the effect of taking 550,000 vehicles off the road annually.
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently dismissed the appeal of the City of Kawartha Lakes, which sought to overturn a decision of the Divisional Court.
Ecojustice has intervened in an appeal before Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal, hoping that they will enforce a public trust in water resources.
The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal, refusing to allow an innocent landowner, City of Kawartha Lakes, to lead evidence about the actual polluters.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has recently released its Draft Regulations Amending the Regulations Designating Physical Activities.
In 2012, the government of B.C. passed legislation that would eliminate any limitation period previously applicable to actions to recover the costs of environmental remediation under the Environmental Management Act.
Toxco Waste Management Ltd., of Trail, B.C., was ordered to pay $17,500 to the Environmental Damages Fund by the Provincial Court of British Columbia after pleading guilty to importing waste lithium batteries exceeding the limit set out in its import permit.
Access to some federal and provincial environmental monitoring data on air, water, land and biodiversity in the oil sands is now available.
The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that innocent landowners can be subject to remediation orders even if they are not responsible for the contamination.
The $18 billion award given in Ecuador against Chevron for environmental damage won’t be enforced by seizing Chevron Canada, according to Justice David Brown.
In a recent case, Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice found the Township’s anti-wind by-law invalid for vagueness and uncertainty.
A group of women in the sustainability professions agreed to work together to build support for public transit in the Greater Toronto Area.
The City of Kawartha Lakes has appealed to the Ontario Court of Appeal from a Ministry of the Environment Order, which imposed cleanup liability on the City for contamination it did not cause.
Three different international treaties regulate international aspects of of hazardous materials and wastes.
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is seeking public comment regarding a proposed regulation to allow landfill gas power generating facilities to register in the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry.
Canada’s environmental review process for projects such as oil and gas pipelines did not have backlogs or other unreasonable delays that would justify the timelines imposed by the federal government last year, according to a study in the respected Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
We want to add our voice to those congratulating and thanking Premier Wynne for stepping in to rescue the world class environmental research station, the irreplaceable Experimental Lakes Area that the federal government shuttered.
We have written several times about the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in AbitibiBowater v. Newfoundland, in which insolvency law trumped environmental orders.
On April 12, 2013, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) issued a public notice regarding proposed amendments to the Regulations Designating Physical Activities (Project List).