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MV Marathassa Acquitted Of All Charges Resulting From 2015 English Bay Pollution
On April 8, 2015, the M/V Marathassa (the "Marathassa") discharged an unknown quantity of intermediate fuel oil into Vancouver's English Bay.
Canada
30 Apr 2019
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BC Court Of Appeal Affirms That The Province Upheld The Honour Of The Crown In William v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 BCCA 74
The Court of Appeal in William v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 BCCA 74 affirmed a decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court, 2018 BCSC 1425.
Canada
26 Apr 2019
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Supreme Court Of Canada Clarifies Duty To Consult And Accommodate Indigenous Populations - Sets Out Roadmap For Project Proponents On How To Satisfy Duty
The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously clarified several features of the Crown's duty to consult with and accommodate indigenous populations prior to project approvals being granted.
Canada
11 Aug 2017
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Wrong Turn Has Court Certify Environmental Class Action
The claim at the heart of Kirk v. Executive Flight Centre Fuel Services, 2017 BCSC 726 is the first of its kind to be certified as a class proceeding in western Canada.
Canada
28 Jul 2017
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12th Annual BLG Environmental Law Update
A number of interesting environmental law decisions were released in 2015. Among the highlights were:
Canada
4 May 2016
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Significant Legislative Reform?
Effective November 17, 2015, the offending comma no longer has the force of law. No other changes were made to the Act.
Canada
10 Dec 2015
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Environmental Appeal Board Revokes Company Water Licence
On September 3, 2015, the British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board reversed a water licence issued to Nexen due to serious technical flaws in the scientific evidence upon which the licence was granted.
Canada
24 Sep 2015
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Another Setback For Site C Opponents
The British Columbia Supreme Court has rejected yet another challenge to BC Hydro's Site C project.
Canada
22 Sep 2015
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Les Parties Privées Ne Sont Pas Responsables Des Dépens Liés Aux Litiges D'Intérét Public
Dans ce dossier, une ONGE a une fois de plus essayé de faire assumer ses dépens par une personne morale en invoquant le fait qu'elle agissait dans « l'intérêt public ».
Canada
24 Aug 2015
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Les Parties Privées Ne Sont Pas Responsables Des Dépens Liés Aux Litiges D'Intérét Public
Dans ce dossier, une ONGE a une fois de plus essayé de faire assumer ses dépens par une personne morale en invoquant le fait qu'elle agissait dans « l'intérêt public ».
Canada
24 Aug 2015
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Have Your Say: BC Government Seeks Feedback On Proposed Water Sustainability Act Regulations
British Columbia's new Water Sustainability Act received Royal Assent in May 2014 and is expected to come into force in early 2016.
Canada
17 Aug 2015
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Private Parties Not Liable For Public Interest Costs
Courts are becoming increasingly resistant to attempts by third parties, specifically environmental non-governmental organizations ("ENGOs",) to insert themselves in permitting processes and judicial reviews where they are not directly involved and add no relevant expertise.
Canada
13 Jul 2015
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Private Parties Not Liable For Public Interest Costs
As detailed elsewhere on this blog (here and here), courts are becoming increasingly resistant to attempts by third parties, specifically environmental non-governmental organizations ("ENGOs", ) to insert themselves in permitting processes and judicial reviews where they are not directly involved and add no relevant expertise.
Canada
29 May 2015
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New Requirements For Proposed Mines With Tailings Ponds - Response To Mount Polley
In response to the panel's recommendations, the EAO has established additional information requirements for proposed mines in British Columbia with tailings ponds.
Canada
25 Mar 2015
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Dodging The Corporate Veil – Recent Attempts To Hold Companies Liable For The Actions Of Their Foreign Subsidiaries
Any Canadian resource company with operations abroad should be aware of the emerging trend of lawsuits against Canadian mining companies seeking damages for the alleged actions of their foreign subsidiaries.
Canada
20 Feb 2015
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The 11th Annual BLG Environmental Law Update
BLG Vancouver is once again pleased to present its annual update of the most recent developments in environmental law.
Canada
26 Nov 2014
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Administrative Penalties Regulation
On June 23, 2014, the Ministry of Environment introduced an administrative penalty program to encourage compliance with the Environmental Management Act and the Integrated Pest Management Act
Canada
23 Jul 2014
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