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Discussion paper provides a first look at revitalized environmental assessment in BC Discussion paper provides a first look at revitalized environmental assessment in BC
6/22/2018 | Full Story

GreenON gone GreenON gone
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Boutique Washington Wineries, State Clash Over Water Pollution Plan Boutique Washington Wineries, State Clash Over Water Pollution Plan
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New emission standards approved for heavy trucks, trailers
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G7, minus two, endorse plastics charter
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada are standing behind the oceans and waterways focus of the Ocean Plastics Charter, which was endorsed by five countries and the European Union at the G7...
6/14/2018 | Full Story

Bureaucracy getting in the way of decision-making at WorkSafeNB, says Auditor General
The wheels of bureaucracy grind slowly, far too slowly for the effective oversight of WorkSafeNB, according to Auditor General of New Brunswick Kim MacPherson. In the first of two performance audit reports on WorkSafeNB, MacPherson found that...
6/14/2018 | Full Story

As Solar Installations Surge, Worker Safety Concern Also Rises
6/14/2018 | Full Story

Corridor Resources suspends work on Old Harry
6/14/2018 | Full Story

Plastics industry sets 2030, 2040 targets
6/8/2018 | Full Story

Food bank launches national research into food waste
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Truck Emissions Study Aimed at EPA Limits All Along, Records Show
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Health Canada proposes tighter restrictions on neonic to protect pollinators
6/8/2018 | Full Story

Energy regulator approves tailings plans that fall short of regulatory requirements
6/1/2018 | Full Story

Investor organization urges more thorough management and disclosure of environmental and social risks
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Chemical Info Could Be Slow to Reach States, EMTs Under EPA Plan
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Canada gets into the pipeline business
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Pioneer Construction Inc fined $50,000 after worker injured in fall Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Janco Steel Ltd fined $150,000 after worker crushed by fallen steel coil Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Saputo Dairy Products Canada GP fined $150,000 after worker killed by cheese-cutter machine Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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EHScompliance.ca May Issue

BC introduces anti-SLAPP Bill ... again
British Columbia (B.C.) is set to become the third Canadian jurisdiction with anti-SLAPP legislation. On May 15, 2018, B.C. introduced Bill 32, the Protection of Public Participation Act, a Bill closely modelled on Ontario legislation that has...
5/29/2018 | Full Story

Ont releases food and organic waste action plan for a circular economy
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has released Ontario’s Food and Organic Waste Framework, which contains its action plan for achieving a circular economy. (See also the November, 2017 issue of EHScompliance.ca...
5/29/2018 | Full Story

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Convictions

Pioneer Construction Inc fined $50,000 after worker injured in fall Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Pioneer Construction Inc. of Sudbury, Ontario was fined $50,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after a worker working on a float truck fell from a ladder and was injured.
5/29/2018 | Full Story

Janco Steel Ltd fined $150,000 after worker crushed by fallen steel coil Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Janco Steel Ltd. in Stoney Creek, Ontario was fined $150,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after a worker was crushed by a steel coil that fell off a production line.
5/29/2018 | Full Story

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Legal Commentary

Everything old is new again: federal government proposes changes to Fisheries Act Log In or Subscribe to View Article
In 2016, the federal government launched a review of federal environmental assessment and regulatory processes, including a review of changes made to the Fisheries Act in 2012. On February 6, 2018, the federal government announced amendments to...
3/27/2018 | Full Story

Process matters: Supreme Court of Canada quashes land use plan approval by Yukon government Log In or Subscribe to View Article
On December 1, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) delivered its decision in First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun v. Yukon, 2017 SCC 58, which overturned the Yukon government’s decision to open the Peel watershed for development and...
12/20/2017 | Full Story

Failure to disclose: BC Supreme Court finds that potential contamination on a property gives rise to stigma Log In or Subscribe to View Article
In the recent British Columbia (B.C.) Supreme Court (the court) judgment in Ban v. Keleher (2017 BCSC 1132, 30 June 2017), the purchasers of a residential property in Victoria, B.C. were awarded damages when the court found that the seller made...
10/27/2017 | Full Story

Sitting up and taking notice: mainstream investors now seeking greater disclosure of climate-related risks Log In or Subscribe to View Article
2017 has seen a broad push by global institutional investors to encourage governments to fully implement the Paris Agreement.
8/29/2017 | Full Story

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

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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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