Mondaq Canada: Environment
Gowling WLG
Product and packaging waste is increasingly drawing public attention across the globe. This stems, in part, from a growing awareness of massive plastic pollution accumulation zones in our oceans
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
As the political rhetoric on carbon pricing [rages on], the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently delivered a much-anticipated decision in response to the reference question
Aird & Berlis LLP
The decision in Urgenda Foundation v. The State of the Netherlands (2015) set the framework for climate change litigation across the globe.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On Friday May 24th, the BC Court of Appeal held that BC's proposed legislation blocking the Trans Mountain pipeline is unconstitutional. In a clear decision curtailing the provinces' ability to interfere with federal undertakings, the Court reaffirmed
Siskinds LLP
On May 24, 2019, the BC Court of Appeal released a unanimous decision in Reference re Environmental Management Act (British Columbia), 2019 BCCA 181.
Bennett Jones LLP
On May 24, 2019, a five-member panel of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) unanimously determined that British Columbia's proposed amendments to the Environmental Management Act,
Siskinds LLP
On May 10, 2019 a transportation trucking company was fined $100,000 plus the 25% victim fine surcharge for discharging a contaminant into the natural environment contrary to the provisions of the EPA.
Aird & Berlis LLP
A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision confirms that only a low threshold must be met for Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change provincial officers to conduct warrantless inspections of private property.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On May 16, the Bank of Canada published its Financial System Review noting that Canada's economy is vulnerable to various financial risks, including risks arising from climate change.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The focus of the changes proposed as part of Bill 108 is to reduce the regulatory burden on low-risk projects.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Brownfields are properties that have become contaminated as a result of prior industrial or commercial use.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The majority of the amendments to the Act are proposed to enter into force when proclaimed.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bill 108 amendments to the Endangered Species Act follow the proposal first made public on April 18, 2019, but provide much needed detail.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In parallel, the National Energy Board (NEB) released its expanded reconsideration report in February 2019.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Plastic marine litter has received a media spotlight in recent years. There is an estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic present in oceans
Aird & Berlis LLP
In a unanimous decision, the British Columbia Court of Appeal held British Columbia does not have jurisdiction to regulate the shipment of "heavy oil" through the province.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Going digital is another way to modernize the current environmental assessment process.
Goodmans LLP
On May 3, 2019, in a 3-2 ruling, the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan (the "Court of Appeal") found the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the "Act") to be constitutionally valid.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Even prior to its enactment, the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the GGPPA) - colloquially known as the federal carbon tax - has garnered considerable attention across Canada's political
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Topics covered included another decision in the ongoing Residential School Settlement saga (procedural fairness), family law (unequal division of property and striking pleadings for failure to comply with disclosure order)
Gowling WLG
On October 23, 2018, the Government of Canada announced the next steps in its climate action plan and reaffirmed its commitment to apply a federal carbon pricing system (the "Federal Backstop")...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Late last week, the NYAG filed a law suit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York against Exxon alleging that Exxon violated, among other things, the securities fraud provisions of a 1921 New York statute...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On May 3, 2019, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal issued its highly anticipated decision on the constitutionality of the controversial federal carbon tax scheme in Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.
Gowling WLG
Until recently, few people in Ontario paid much attention to the "Federal Backstop," the federal carbon pricing system for provinces without a carbon tax or cap and trade program.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
On December 2, 2018, Premier Rachel Notley announced that, as of January 1, 2019, Alberta will curtail 325,000 barrels per day of raw crude oil and crude bitumen production.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (Act), the federal government is empowered to administer and enforce a two-pronged carbon pricing system in provinces and territories
Goodmans LLP
Successful cleantech ventures often bring together different industry and professional sectors.
Siskinds LLP
The federal government argued that climate change is a matter of national concern that cannot be addressed by the provinces acting on their own initiative.
Goodmans LLP
The news is replete with developments affecting the cleantech sector and the environment. While the global transition to cleaner forms of energy and transportation technologies continues to accelerate
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