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  • Intervenors Permitted for Carbon Pollution Pricing Case

    Today the Court of Appeal granted intervenor status to both individuals and organizations in the Ontario Reference case scheduled to be heard for April 15 – 18. The Province of Ontario has filed a reference case challenging the federal carbon pollution plan after cancelling Ontario’s emissions cap-a … Read more »

  • Ontario Extends Moratorium on Issuing Water Taking Permits to Bottled Water Companies

    On December 21, 2018, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks posted its decision to extend the moratorium on issuing water taking permits to bottled water companies until January 1, 2020. Pursuant to section 34 of the Ontario Water Resource Act, water bottling facilities must apply … Read more »

  • New York State Sues Companies for $38M in Remediation Costs

    By: Paula Lombardi In June 2018 the State of New York sued 3M Co. and five other companies for the costs associated with the remediation of hazardous materials caused by the firefighting foam manufactured by these six companies. This is the first lawsuit of its type filed by a U.S. state against pri … Read more »

  • Blue Heron Deaths Results in $2.75M Fine

    On January 2, 2019 Syncrude Canada Ltd. pled guilty in the Alberta Court to one count of violating the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 along with several provincial charges. An abandoned sump pond by Syncrude at one of its oilsands mines north of Fort McMurray resulted in the death of 31 great … Read more »

  • Ontario’s Environment Plan and Reduction of Sulphur Dioxide Emissions Regulation

    By: Paula Lombardi On November 28th, 2018 the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) posted its climate change plan as part of its environmental plan. Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made in Ontario Environment Plan (“Environment Plan”) appears to … Read more »

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