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Bill 102: A Major Reform For Québec's Environment Quality Act
This major reform comes more than 40 years after the adoption of the Environment Quality Act.
25 Nov 2016
Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act Could Create Social Licence
Twenty years ago, what is now called the Great Bear Rainforest, was on the front lines of environmental activism.
21 Apr 2016
Le MEACC propose une nouvelle Loi favorisant un Ontario sans déchets (Projet de loi 151)
Glen Murray, ministre de l'Environnement et de l'Action en matière de Changement climatique de l'Ontario, a présenté, un projet de loi omnibus intitulé Loi de 2016 favorisant un Ontario sans déchets.
13 Apr 2016
Notice – E-Reporting In Effect Under The British Columbia Environmental Management Act
The Ministry of Environment sent notices to permit holders informing them that they would now need to e-report.
17 Mar 2016
A New Waste-Free Ontario Act Proposed By MOECC (Bill 151)
Once the draft legislation is passed, more details on how the new system will work will be forthcoming.
16 Mar 2016
Consequences Of The Mount Polley Dam Failure: Amendments To The Mines Act
Bill 8 is the first legislative change following recommendations from an independent engineering review panel and the Chief Inspector of Mines on the Mount Polley dam failure.
16 Mar 2016
The Resource: BLG Energy Law Blog December Digest
The wide range of direct and extensive energy experience held by our contributors lends itself to a diverse and insightful examination of current legal trends and topics.
22 Jan 2016
Feu Vert À La Modernisation Du Régime Québécois D'autorisations Environnementales
Il apparaît clairement que la lutte contre les changements climatiques et la réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre constituent un objectif important pour le gouvernement du Québec et le Livre vert reflète cette réalité.
25 Aug 2015
Changing The Face Of Hazardous Products: Aligning WHMIS With The GHS In Canada
In February 2015, the amended federal Hazardous Products Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. H-3 and new Hazardous Products Regulations, S.O.R./2015-17 came into effect.
10 Jul 2015
Green Light Given For The Modernization Of Québec's Environmental Authorizations Regime
The environmental authorizations regime enacted by the EQA has for many years empowered the Québec Government to structure the environmental aspects of various activities which could or do impact the quality of the environment.
9 Jul 2015
UPDATE: Canada Day Brings With It New AER Application Requirements Regarding First Nations Consultation
In our February 27, 2015 blog posting, we alerted industry participants to new application requirements set out in the Joint Operating Procedures for First Nations Consultation on Energy Resource Activities.
3 Jul 2015
Ontario Introduces Cap And Trade System For Greenhouse Gas Emissions
On Monday April 13th, 2015, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the province is introducing a cap and trade system for greenhouse gas emissions ("GHG").
16 Apr 2015
Two New Environmental Management Frameworks For Oil Sands Operations
The Tailings Management Framework is intended to provide direction for the management of new and legacy fluid tailings, during and following the cessation of mining operations in the Lower Athabasca Region.
27 Mar 2015
UPDATE: New Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Application Requirements Regarding First Nations Consultation NO LONGER To Take Effect March 2
There is no indication in Bulletin 2015-10 as to the reason for, or anticipated length of, the delay in the Joint Operating Procedures taking effect.
24 Mar 2015
Newfoundland And Labrador Decision Challenges Provincial Jurisdiction Over Polar Bears
On March 17, 2012 Darrell Kirby Turnbull, in defence of himself and his family, shot and killed a polar bear on the sea ice outside of Seal Cove, near Meadow Island, Labrador.
13 Mar 2015
New AER Application Requirements Regarding First Nations Consultation To Take Effect March 2
On February 4, 2015, the Alberta Energy Regulator (the "AER") announced the release of the Joint Operating Procedures for First Nations Consultation on Energy Resource Activities (the "Joint Operating Procedures"), which contain new requirements for applications under the "specified enactments", defined in the Responsible Energy Development Act ("REDA") as the Mines and Minerals Act [Part 8], Public Lands Act, Water Act, and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act ("EPEA").
3 Mar 2015
BLG Environmental Law Update – 2013-2014
A number of interesting environmental law decisions were released in 2013 and 2014. BLG Vancouver's environmental group has summarized these developments in its 2013-2014 Environmental Law Update.
25 Nov 2014
AER Now Responsible For The Environmental Assessment Process For Energy Resource Activities
As set out in AER Bulletin 2014-30, effective October 1, 2014 the Alberta Energy Regulator assumed responsibility for the environmental assessment process under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act for upstream oil, natural gas, oil sands, and coal projects in Alberta.
18 Nov 2014
The Crown Found Liable For Damages Flowing From First Nations Blockade
A private company could rely on permits to claim damages from the Crown when members of a First Nation prevented their access to timber lots covered by the permits.
22 May 2014
Arctic Council Adopts Marine Oil Pollution Agreement
In addition to seeing Canada assume the chair of the Arctic Council for the next two years, the recent Arctic Council’s Ministerial Meeting at Kiruna, Sweden, adopted an important legal text, the "Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic".
21 Oct 2013
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