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Tough new rules proposed for oilsands operators Tough new rules proposed for oilsands operators
6/23/2017 | Full Story

New report gives high marks to Canadian cleantech New report gives high marks to Canadian cleantech
6/23/2017 | Full Story

Wildfire Bill Shifting Liabilities From Utilities Passes House Wildfire Bill Shifting Liabilities From Utilities Passes House
6/23/2017 | Full Story

Feds announce $2-billion fund under Pan-Canadian Framework
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Ontario approves groundwater bottling fee hike
As expected, Ontario has moved ahead with a regulation applying a charge of $500 per million litres of groundwater taken by a water bottling plant. The fee takes effect August 1, 2017 and is intended to recover costs related to the regulation...
6/16/2017 | Full Story

You can't manage what you don't measure: WWF Canada
Canada, land of fresh-flowing rivers and pristine lakes, is the stuff of tourist brochures. According to World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF Canada), that’s all it is. It says Canada’s freshwater resources come nowhere near meeting the...
6/16/2017 | Full Story

Paris Exit Doesn't End U.S. Nuclear Industry's Carbon-Free Argument
6/16/2017 | Full Story

Current allowances sell out at Ontario's second carbon emissions auction
6/16/2017 | Full Story

The case for water quality offsets
6/9/2017 | Full Story

Edmonton promotes voluntary energy benchmarking pilot program
6/9/2017 | Full Story

Bathtub Refinishers' Deaths Renew Debate: Label Products or Ban?
6/9/2017 | Full Story

Money down the drain
6/2/2017 | Full Story

ZEVs: to mandate, or not to mandate
6/2/2017 | Full Story

Release - Finally - of Appliance Efficiency Standards Applauded
6/2/2017 | Full Story

Kincardine still the best site for nuclear waste: OPG
6/2/2017 | Full Story

Sunwest Food Processors Ltd fined $55,000 after worker injured by running blades in machine Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Essroc Canada Inc fined $50,000 after worker injures foot, leg Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - Occupational health and safety legislation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Carbon plan includes emissions-intensity standards
The federal carbon pricing plan will be much more than an annually escalating charge on fuel. At a briefing in Ottawa on May 18, 2017, Environment and Climate Change Canada officials released a technical paper on carbon pricing that includes a...
5/29/2017 | Full Story

Bill 14 allows cash infusion into Alberta orphan well fund
The Alberta government is lending $235 million to the Orphan Well Association to speed up proper abandonment and reclamation of a growing number of oil and gas well sites that no longer have a responsible owner.
5/29/2017 | Full Story

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Tough new rules proposed for oilsands operators
The Alberta government says it will begin stakeholder consultations immediately on the first phase recommendations of the Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG).
6/23/2017 | Full Story

Sunwest Food Processors Ltd fined $55,000 after worker injured by running blades in machine Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Sunwest Food Processors Ltd. in Waterloo, Ontario was fined $55,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after a worker was injured by running blades in a machine.
5/29/2017 | Full Story

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Legal Commentary

To boldly go...California envisions a new approach to its cap-and-trade system Log In or Subscribe to View Article
In the ongoing pursuit of a state-of-the-art carbon pricing regime, two California senators introduced amendments to US Senate Bill No. 775 (SB 775), the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: market-based compliance mechanisms, into...
5/29/2017 | Full Story

Keep calm and build on: Federal and BC appellate courts dismiss First Nation challenges to Site C Log In or Subscribe to View Article
In two separate decisions released in early 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) and British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) dismissed court challenges by the Prophet River First Nation and the West Moberly First Nations (the First Nations)...
3/29/2017 | Full Story

To consult or not to consult: Federal Court of Appeal confirms no duty to consult in legislative process Log In or Subscribe to View Article
In 2012, the previous federal Conservative government courted controversy when it introduced Bills C-38 and C-45, omnibus legislation that made changes to Canada’s environmental assessment regime through the Canadian Environmental...
1/27/2017 | Full Story

Reaching environmental consensus: two global agreements adopted to curb emissions from HFCs and international aviation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
This autumn 2016 has been a busy period for international environmental deal-making. Shortly before the Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4, 2016, nearly 200 countries struck a landmark agreement on October 15, 2016 to reduce the...
11/28/2016 | Full Story

Art or science? Pricing carbon in an emissions-constrained world Log In or Subscribe to View Article
As the Canadian federal government puts the finishing touches on its national climate change strategy, which will be released in the fall 2016, indications are that all provinces will be expected to price carbon – whether in the form of a...
9/28/2016 | Full Story

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Case Studies

Inadequate Due Diligence Left Bank Liable for $2.3 Million in Damages, Attorney Says
A recent case in California illustrates the importance of banks “fully understanding the costs potentially associated with a property before they either close the loan or take title,” an environmental attorney told Bloomberg BNA...
11/28/2014 | Full Story

STUDY: Canada's drinking water contaminated by excreted drugs Log In or Subscribe to View Article

9/22/2014 | Full Story

Small appliance repair beaten down by throwaway culture Log In or Subscribe to View Article

8/12/2014 | Full Story

Finnish researcher finds success using fungal remediation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
White-rot fungus, mostly known for its ability to decay forest wood, can be used as a low-cost cleanser for contaminated soils, a Finnish researcher has found. 
6/26/2014 | Full Story

VIDEOS: Sneak peek at Toronto's East Bayfront condo remediation Log In or Subscribe to View Article

6/25/2014 | Full Story

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