Mondaq Canada: Environment
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
BLG Vancouver is once again pleased to present its annual update of the most recent developments in environmental law.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
A number of interesting environmental law decisions were released in 2013 and 2014. BLG Vancouver's environmental group has summarized these developments in its 2013-2014 Environmental Law Update.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Honourable Neil Wittman, Alberta's Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, has ruled that a landowner is entitled to carry on her lawsuit against Alberta's Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Department (ESRD) for allegedly being negligent in monitoring and regulating EnCana Corporation (EnCana) in the hydraulic fracturing of a well, and negligent in investigating the alleged contamination of her water well.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
n November 3, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) announced a proposed settlement between Kia, Hyundai, U.S. Government and California Clean Air Resources Board which marks the largest civil penalty in Clean Air Act history.
Shores Jardin
Public sector entities may find themselves scrambling to meet their obligations to identify, report and account for long forgotten buried liabilities.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On November 6, 2014, Health Canada and Statistics Canada released the highly anticipated preliminary findings from their wind turbine noise and health study, the Community Noise and Health Study.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On November 7, 2014, a decision by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta dismissed the Government of Alberta’s application to strike portions of Jessica Ernst’s claim against Alberta for allegedly failing to protect her water supply.
Davis LLP
On November 5, Canadian Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford and Mr. Hirobumi Kawano, the President of the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) signed a memorandum of cooperation regarding the advancement of unconventional oil and gas technologies.
Bennett Jones LLP
On October 20, 2014, the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (Bill 2) (hereinafter the Bill) was introduced, and on October 29, 2014, the Bill passed second reading in the British Columbia Legislative Assembly.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Ontario’s recently announced aggressive new reduction targets are set within Canada’s patchwork of greenhouse gas emissions reduction schemes.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On October 7, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection filed a complaint against a Marcellus operator with the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, alleging that the operator had violated Pennsylvania’s Clean Streams laws.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The 2011 Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Smith v. Inco contains no fewer than 75 paragraphs of detailed legal analysis in respect of liability for environmental contamination.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On October 2, 2014, SaskPower unveiled the world’s first commercial-scale carbon capture & storage (CCS) project at its Saskatchewan Boundary Dam facility.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
The B.C. Supreme Court issued a key decision in the area of contaminated sites, awarding $4.75 million in "reasonably incurred" remediation costs to the plaintiff, JI Properties, Inc.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On October 20, 2014, the province of British Columbia introduced Bill 2-2014, the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (the Bill).
Saxe Law Office
The U.S. Pentagon’s latest report, the 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, calls climate change an immediate threat to national security.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
"Green" products and services are becoming popular in many industries as people become more concerned with environmental protection and climate change.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On October 20, 2014 the British Columbia government introduced new legislation to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from industrial operations.
Saxe Law Office
The Ontario Court of Appeal has forced an insurer to pay for a fuel oil cleanup after a spill, despite a pollution exclusion clause.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board awarded costs against an appellant in Seaspan ULC v. Director, Environmental Management Act.
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"Green" products and services are becoming popular in many industries as people become more concerned with environmental protection and climate change.
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The Supreme Court of Canada issued a ground-breaking declaration of Aboriginal title on June 26, 2014.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
BC Environment Minister Mary Polak introduced legislation for the management of greenhouse gas emissions from the province's burgeoning liquefied natural gas industry.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On October 20, 2014, the province of British Columbia introduced Bill 2-2014, the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (the Bill).
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On November 6, 2014, Health Canada and Statistics Canada released the highly anticipated preliminary findings from their wind turbine noise and health study, the Community Noise and Health Study.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
The B.C. Supreme Court issued a key decision in the area of contaminated sites, awarding $4.75 million in "reasonably incurred" remediation costs to the plaintiff, JI Properties, Inc.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Effective November 25, 2013, the long-awaited and controversial amendments to the fisheries protection provisions of the Fisheries Act (the "Act") are now in force.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The 2011 Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Smith v. Inco contains no fewer than 75 paragraphs of detailed legal analysis in respect of liability for environmental contamination.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On October 2, 2014, SaskPower unveiled the world’s first commercial-scale carbon capture & storage (CCS) project at its Saskatchewan Boundary Dam facility.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released mandate letters to her cabinet ministers on September 25, 2014, outlining key priorities for each ministry.
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