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

Lawyer: Alberta Ruling Leaves Oil Cleanup Responsibilities in Limbo Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Source: www.ecolog.com Daily News
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Quebec tables Green Paper on the modernization of its environmental authorization regime Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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re-published with permission
7/31/2015 | Full Story

Ontario MOECC Order seeks to extend liability for contaminated sites to real estate professionals Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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In a case currently before the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT), the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is once again pushing the boundaries of liability for contaminated sites in Ontario.
5/31/2015 | Full Story

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