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Ontario's Cap And Trade Program Ends And Federal Backstop Looms: Implications For Ontario Businesses
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.
11 Oct 2018
Déjà Vu All Over Again: The New (Old) Fisheries Act
Though many laws regulate water and water use, the Fisheries Act remains the only legislation that directly addresses the protection and conservation of fish and fish habitat. Enacted in 1868, the Act
5 Oct 2018
The Potential Consequences Of Brexit For Environmental Law And The Impact On The Automotive Industry
This article assesses the impact on UK environmental law of the UK's decision to leave the European Union and the likely direction the negotiations will take in anticipation of the departure on 30 March 2019.
European Union
10 Sep 2018
How Will Brexit Affect Automotive Regulation?
The automotive sector is subject to a variety of EU regulations covering a range of issues including technical standards, safety, vehicle categorisation and environmental protection.
European Union
10 Sep 2018
5 Indirect Effects Of Electric Vehicles (EVs)
As the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) gains more pace, we are likely to see changes in the way that we interact with transport and the world around us.
7 Sep 2018
Paul Murphy Talks Energy With The Titans Of Nuclear Podcast
Our very own Paul Murphy, managing director in Gowling WLG's Energy Group, was recently invited onto the Titans of Nuclear podcast to talk all things nuclear.
3 Aug 2018
How Will The UK Plastic Ban Affect The Food And Drink Industry?
The UK Government recently announced its plans to ban plastic straws and other single-use plastics from sale next year in a bid to tackle the growing issues that they are causing in seas and rivers.
9 Jul 2018
Future Climate & Energy Strategy With Michael Shellenberger (Video)
On February 22, 2018, Gowling WLG's Paul Murphy (Managing Director, Energy) interviewed U.S. environmental pioneer Michael Shellenberger at the firm's Ottawa office.
12 Mar 2018
Ottawa Pitches A New Way To Assess Major Projects
On Feb. 8, 2018, through Bill C-69, the federal government unveiled long-awaited legislation to reform federal environmental assessments, the National Energy Board, and the Navigation Protection Act.
21 Feb 2018
Has The Court Paved The Way For Plaintiffs To Profit Off Purchasing Contaminated Sites?
In her chapter in Key Developments in Environmental Law 2017, Natalie Mullins reviews the evolution and current state of the law on damages in contaminated sites cases.
23 Jan 2018
Reducing Food Waste - The Challenges Ahead
There is increasing discussion around the issue of food waste in the UK and what can be done to reduce it whether through legal or enhanced voluntary initiatives.
European Union
18 Dec 2017
Québec Becomes First Canadian Jurisdiction To Impose Zero-Emission Vehicle Targets On Manufacturers
In late 2016, Québec became the first province in Canada to introduce a zero-emission vehicle ("ZEV") mandate through legislation.
25 Aug 2017
NAFTA Renegotiations — The USA's Objectives
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has released a Summary of the USA's North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation objectives.
United States
31 Jul 2017
An Unreasonable Defence? Costs Applications Before The Environmental Review Tribunal
The recent decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal in CCCTE v. Ontario (Environment and Climate Change) provides a useful reminder about the basic principles and test to be applied by...
16 May 2017
Building Common Ground In Federal Environmental Assessment: A Panel Member's Perspective
On April 5, 2017, Canada released the report of the independent panel on environmental assessment processes. I was privileged to be a member of this panel.
16 May 2017
Ontario's Cap And Trade Update
Ontario's Cap and Trade program is being updated. On March 22, 2017, as we reported here, Ontario held its first stand-alone auction of greenhouse gas ("GHG") allowances...
11 May 2017
Should You Use A Pierringer Agreement?
The Pierringer or proportionate share agreement[1] continues to be recognized by the courts as a valuable tool for encouraging settlement in multi-party litigation.
11 May 2017
This One's Got Legs: The Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation
On February 17, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change ("MOECC") took another step toward implementing the goals in the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan ("CCAP").
3 May 2017
Ontario's First Cap And Trade Auction Results
Ontario held its first Cap and Trade Program Auction of Greenhouse Gas Allowances on March 22, 2017.
11 Apr 2017
Ontario's First Cap And Trade Auction
Ontario will hold its first Cap and Trade Program Auction of Greenhouse Gas Allowances tomorrow, March 22, 2017, from 1 – 4 p.m.
31 Mar 2017
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