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Is your lawn green enough? Manitoba asks for feedback on year-old cosmetic pesticides ban Is your lawn green enough? Manitoba asks for feedback on year-old cosmetic pesticides ban
7/22/2016 | Full Story

BC implements Mount Polley expert panel recommendations BC implements Mount Polley expert panel recommendations
7/22/2016 | Full Story

Former Climate Chief Launches Bid for Top UN Job Former Climate Chief Launches Bid for Top UN Job
7/22/2016 | Full Story

Canada holds on to middle-of-the-pack ranking in global energy efficiency
7/22/2016 | Full Story

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Ontario opens discussions on the right to a healthy environment
Will Ontario be the first province to legislate a right to a clean environment?
7/15/2016 | Full Story

Ontario announces expanded electric vehicle charging network
Ontario is investing $20 million in an effort to address “range anxiety” — the fear among owners of electric cars that they may find themselves out of range of a charging station when they need one. The province and private...
7/15/2016 | Full Story

California Proposes 258.6 Million Ton Emissions Cap for 2030
7/15/2016 | Full Story

Group named to advise on oil sands emissions cap
7/15/2016 | Full Story

It's not easy being green: Developer forced to alter plans to protect threatened frog
7/8/2016 | Full Story

Committee seeks input on NB climate change policy
7/8/2016 | Full Story

Changes Aim to Weed Out Problem Doctors in Black Lung Reviews
7/8/2016 | Full Story

Bead ban coming
7/8/2016 | Full Story

Column: To drink or not to drink single-use bottled water
6/30/2016 | Full Story

Canada poised to help US meet its 50% clean energy goal
6/30/2016 | Full Story

$14.7 Billion VW Settlement Won't Resolve Everything
6/30/2016 | Full Story

TransCanada seeks $US15 billion from US for Keystone pipeline denial
6/30/2016 | Full Story

Wal-Mart Canada Corp fined $60,000 after worker trips and falls, injuring hand, head Log In or Subscribe to View Article
6/28/2016 | Full Story

Essar Steel Algoma Inc fined $100,000 after three workers injured in steam explosion Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR - Occupational health and safety legislation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Que, Ont unveil policies to promote zero-emission vehicles
Quebec intends to be the first province in Canada to impose a mandate on the sale of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). Bill 104, An Act to increase the number of zero-emission motor vehicles in Québec in order to reduce greenhouse gas and...
6/28/2016 | Full Story

Harper government policies will face public scrutiny
Many of the most contentious environmental reforms made by the Harper government will now face public scrutiny, either by a Parliamentary committee or by a public review panel.
6/28/2016 | Full Story

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Convictions

Wal-Mart Canada Corp fined $60,000 after worker trips and falls, injuring hand, head Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Wal-Mart Canada Corp. was fined $60,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after a worker at the company’s Brampton, Ontario Supercentre tripped, fell and suffered hand and head injuries.
6/28/2016 | Full Story

Essar Steel Algoma Inc fined $100,000 after three workers injured in steam explosion Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in Ontario was fined $100,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after three workers were injured in a steam explosion at a blast furnace.
6/28/2016 | Full Story

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Legal Commentary

Will the Redwater decision encourage reckless abandon(ment) of oil and gas wells in Alberta? Log In or Subscribe to View Article
originally published on www.willmsshier.com; republished with permission
6/28/2016 | Full Story

Lawyer: Alberta Ruling Leaves Oil Cleanup Responsibilities in Limbo
A recent ruling by Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench could favor creditors over environmental concerns when determining the priority placed on cleaning up abandoned oil wells, a Canadian lawyer told Bloomberg BNA. Read more.
6/16/2016 | Full Story

The art of collaboration in an age of reconciliation: Canada announces unqualified support for United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Log In or Subscribe to View Article
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is an international instrument adopted by the United Nations in September 2007 to recognize the rights that “constitute the minimum standards for the survival,...
5/27/2016 | Full Story

BCSC holds BC cannot hand off environmental assessment decision-making authority on Northern Gateway Pipeline Log In or Subscribe to View Article
In a decision issued on January 13, 2016, the British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) held that the provincial government cannot abdicate its responsibility to decide whether to issue an Environmental Assessment Certificate (Certificate) for the...
1/27/2016 | Full Story

'Polluter pays' principle reinforced by BC Court of Appeal Log In or Subscribe to View Article
In British Columbia (B.C.) and many other jurisdictions, the environmental regulatory regime is predicated on the concept of “polluter pays”.
12/23/2015 | 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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