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Expanding Redwater Beyond Oil And Gas: Can Other Regulators Enforce Orders In An Insolvency?
The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its decision in Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Limited, (Redwater).
Canada
12 Apr 2019
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Auditor General Provides Insight Into Inspection And Enforcement Of Toxic Substances Regulations
The Office of the Auditor General of Canada has released an audit report by the Canadian Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development on the enforcement by ECCC of regulations to control toxic substances ...
Canada
19 Oct 2018
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Setting New Legal Standards And Timelines: Alberta's Remediation Regulation
Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) has amended regulations that will require all contamination caused by spills that are reported to regulators after January 1, 2019 to be delineated and assessed as soon as possible ...
Canada
2 Jul 2018
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Canada Unveils Backstop Carbon Pricing Details: The Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act
On January 15, the Canadian federal government released for public comment a draft Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (Act) for its proposed federal carbon pricing system.
Canada
19 Jan 2018
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Setting Benchmarks: Alberta's Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation
The Alberta government recently announced that the Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation (CCIR) will replace the 10-year-old Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER)...
Canada
18 Dec 2017
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New Spill Reporting, Response And Recovery Requirements In British Columbia
British Columbia recently brought into force a new land-based spills regime and three new regulations requiring transporters of liquid petroleum products to have provincial spill response plans, ...
Canada
15 Nov 2017
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Researchers Zero In On How Fracking Can Cause Earthquakes
A new academic study reveals two ways hydraulic fracturing by oil and gas operators can cause earthquakes in Alberta, Canada.
Canada
19 Nov 2016
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Alberta Law To Cap Oil Sands Emissions
The Alberta government has introduced Bill 25: Oil Sands Emissions Limit Act into the legislature. If enacted, Alberta will have an annual legislated 100 megatonne cap on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from oil sands projects, including mining, in situ and upgrading projects.
Canada
8 Nov 2016
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Ontario Introduces Cap-And-Trade System
The Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act was recently passed by the Ontario legislature. This Act, previously described in our February bulletin, introduces the new cap-and-trade system for Ontario.
Canada
27 May 2016
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BC Adopts New Spill Preparedness And Response Laws
The BC legislature recently enabled an expanded spill preparedness and response regime. Bill 21 creates a new part of the Environmental Management Act administered by the BC Ministry of Environment.
Canada
27 May 2016
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A Hard Push To The Left: Alberta's Proposed Carbon Competitiveness Regulation
Alberta's Climate Change Advisory Panel has provided a Climate Leadership Report to the Minister recommending, among other things, that Alberta introduce a complicated Carbon Competitiveness Regulation...
Canada
26 Nov 2015
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Climate Change Policy Profiles Of Key Nations – Canada
Canada has a number of federal and province-based financial initiatives in place to support clean energy investment, research and development.
Canada
11 Nov 2015
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Alberta Chief Justice Keeps Fracking Lawsuit Against Environmental Regulator Alive
The Honourable Neil Wittman, Alberta's Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, has ruled that a landowner is entitled to carry on her lawsuit against Alberta's Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Department (ESRD) for allegedly being negligent in monitoring and regulating EnCana Corporation (EnCana) in the hydraulic fracturing of a well, and negligent in investigating the alleged contamination of her water well.
Canada
25 Nov 2014
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Environmental Groups Lose Court Challenge Over Fracking Water Use
The British Columbia Supreme Court has dismissed a legal challenge to decisions of the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) to grant successive, short-term approvals to EnCana Corporation to withdraw fresh water from B.C.'s lakes, rivers and streams for use in hydraulic fracturing operations.
Canada
30 Oct 2014
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Transport Canada Bans Older Tank Cars From Transporting Crude Oil, Requires Shippers To Develop Emergency Response Assistance Plans
Transport Canada (TC) has issued two Protective Directions that will affect the transportation of crude oil by rail in Canada.
Canada
12 May 2014
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Canada's Transportation Safety Board Makes Recommendations Following Crude-By-Rail Accident In Lac-Mégantic
On January 23, 2014, the National Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) made three recommendations to Transport Canada (TC) that were identical to those issued by its US counterpart, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to improve the safe transport of crude oil by rail.
Canada
31 Jan 2014
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Trade Secrets v. Public Disclosure
Canadian governments, like many around the globe, face a conundrum. Canadians consume energy conspicuously, but many oppose energy development passionately.
Canada
25 Jul 2013
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The Era Of The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 Has Begun
Bill C–38, the budget implementation legislation known as the "Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act", received royal assent on June 29, 2012.
Canada
3 Oct 2012
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Canadian Government Proposes Significant Changes To The Environmental Assessment And Regulatory Framework
As part of the 2012 Budget Bill C-38, the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act, the federal government has proposed legislative changes that will significantly affect the federal environmental assessment regime (EA) and the federal environmental regulatory framework.
Canada
7 Jun 2012
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