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Ottawa takes another step toward banning the bead Ottawa takes another step toward banning the bead
2/12/2016 | Full Story

Alberta leans toward 'sunny ways' Alberta leans toward 'sunny ways'
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Supreme Court Halts Clean Power Plan in Blow to Obama Supreme Court Halts Clean Power Plan in Blow to Obama
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'This could change the gold industry', says U of Sask scientist
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Feds to end conditional registration of pesticides, but risks remain
On January 19, 2016, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott announced that Health Canada would put an end to the granting of new conditional registrations of pesticides as of June 1, 2016.
2/5/2016 | Full Story

Groups call for heavy fuel oil ban in Arctic
A 2011 regulation of the International Maritime Organization bans heavy-grade oils, either as fuel or as cargo, in the Antarctic. Now, a global coalition of 15 environmental groups is calling for the same treatment for Arctic waters.
2/5/2016 | Full Story

Energy Bill in Limbo After Flint Deal Collapses
2/5/2016 | Full Story

Federal figures show Canada well off target for greenhouse gas emissions
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COLUMN: World Economic Forum's 2016 reports 'must reads' for environmental businesses
1/29/2016 | Full Story

Provinces back federal changes to pipeline approval process
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BLM Gas Waste Proposal Considers Royalty Changes
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NS okays next phase of underground natural gas storage facility
1/29/2016 | Full Story

Landgraff Forestry Ltd fined $50,000 after tree limb critically injures worker Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Ideal Drain Tile Ltd fined $110,000 after worker electrocuted Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Professional Valve Service Ltd, supervisor fined total of $130,000 after worker dies disassembling valve Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Sunrise Propane Energy Group Inc fined $280,000 after young worker dies in explosions, fire Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Lac Des Iles Mines Ltd fined total of $365,000 after one worker killed, another injured 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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TransCanada challenges Keystone XL permit denial
It’s quite possible that Americans will elect two presidents before TransCanada Corporation hears the final word on its just-launched complaint against the United States (U.S.) under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 
1/27/2016 | Full Story

BC conducting second round of consultations on climate plan
The British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of Environment has launched its second consultation on its proposed new Climate Leadership Plan. 
1/27/2016 | Full Story

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Landgraff Forestry Ltd fined $50,000 after tree limb critically injures worker Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Landgraff Forestry Ltd. was fined $50,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after a worker struck by a tree limb was critically injured.
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Ideal Drain Tile Ltd fined $110,000 after worker electrocuted Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Ideal Drain Tile Ltd. was fined $110,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after a worker working alone was electrocuted.
1/27/2016 | Full Story

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Legal Commentary

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

Ontario releases details on proposed cap-and-trade program Log In or Subscribe to View Article
On November 16, 2015, Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) posted details about Ontario’s proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade program to the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Registry (EBR...
11/30/2015 | Full Story

Reinforcing need for scientifically robust data, good faith consultations: BC fracking water licence revoked Log In or Subscribe to View Article
On September 3, 2015, the British Columbia (B.C.) Environmental Appeal Board revoked a water licence issued by the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations to Nexen Inc. in May 2012 for the withdrawal of up to 2.5 million...
10/31/2015 | Full Story

(I'm) still standing: a look at public interest standing in environmental matters Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Across Canada, regulatory agencies are increasingly having to balance public interest concerns with the efficient use of decision-making resources, particularly within the context of resource development projects. As a result, public...
8/20/2015 | 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

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