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Clayton Utz
Australia's cap on emissions, the Safeguard Mechanism, needs to demand more of large emitters to meet likely obligations.
Clayton Utz
The regulator can now extend responsibility for the clean-up, rehabilitation and associated costs to a "related person".
Jones Day
Further to the Alert issued by Jones Day in March, the Queensland Parliament passed the Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) (Amendment Act) on 22 April 2016.
An enforceable undertaking may avoid prosecution, if the breach or breaches of the EP Act are not indictable offences.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
As part of its strategy to kick-start the economy, the Alberta government has earmarked almost $8.5 billion in its latest budget to build and modernize major public infrastructure.
Siskinds LLP
A duo of recent decisions underscore yet again the need for an overhaul of the existing environmental assessment ("EA") regime.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
A number of interesting environmental law decisions were released in 2015. Among the highlights were:
Siskinds LLP
On April 6, 2016, Jaret Bousfield was convicted under the Environmental Protection Act for permitting the discharge of road salt that caused or was likely to cause damage to a neighbour's mature cedar trees.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Alberta's primary environmental statutes are the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and the Water Act.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On February 2, 2016, the Government of Alberta released its revised soil and groundwater remediation guidelines.
Seychelles Government makes a commitment to enhance marine conservation and climate adaptation in the first of its kind debt-swap deal agreed between the Government of Seychelles and its Paris Club creditors.
The Paris Agreement (the "Agreement") will be signed on Friday, 22 April 2016 in New York. This adds further impetus to the international response to climate change...
Foley Hoag LLP
Like most federal environmental programs, NPDES program authority is largely delegated to the states.
Fox Rothschild LLP
We previously discussed concerns of contaminated spring runoff in the Animas and San Juan Rivers following the Gold King Mine wastewater release – the full post can be found here.
Jones Day
The U.S. Department of Justice and Pennsylvania Department of the Environment last week filed a civil lawsuit against five coal companies...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The U.S. EPA has issued guidance for the safe removal and remedial actions associated with hard rock mining.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
On April 14, S&W hosted a stakeholder dialogue sponsored by the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), Partnership for Change and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum as a part of the ancillary discussions surrounding the spring International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank meetings.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In May 2015, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed changes to the regulations for listing petitions.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In our March alert on this subject, we looked ahead to the 69th meeting in London of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) (MEPC 69).
6 Pump Court
Fears that the momentum from COP21 in Paris would fizzle in the following months appear to have been dashed at the official Paris Agreement signing session which took place in New York last Friday 22nd April.
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An inevitable consequence of development and industrial progress is generation of waste. Therefore, efficient waste management is a matter of international concern.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The bold move towards climate change litigation is progressing in Canada as seen in last year's Voters Taking Action on Climate Change v. British Columbia (Energy and Mines), 2015 BCSC 471.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) granted leave to appeal in three cases that concern important aspects of the Crown's duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal peoples.
Siskinds LLP
In December, 2015, the province of British Columbia announced it would not lay Mines Act charges against Imperial Metals Corporation for a catastrophic dam breach at its Mount Polley mine.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The application for a PTTW may involve studies, Aboriginal consultation and MOECC review that could take several months or longer.
Aird & Berlis LLP
Two decisions were released by the Federal Court of Appeal in the latter half of 2015 that came to seemingly opposite conclusions regarding the role of the National Energy Board...
Holland & Knight
The U.S. and Canada hope to extend this partnership to Mexico in the near future.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
On February 9, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a major setback to the Obama Administration's efforts to curb emissions of carbon dioxide from existing power plants in the U.S. In a 5-4 split decision.
Siskinds LLP
An Edmonton businessman and owner of a dry cleaning operation, First Class Cleaners, was given an four-month conditional sentence on that is to be served in the community.
Jones Day
The mining and resources downturn is bringing forward the closure of many of Australia's ageing smelters, steelworks, power stations and mines and their corresponding environmental rehabilitation obligations.
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