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Second Appeal Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax Constitutional But The Debate Continues
With its decision on June 28, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal became the second appellate court to conclude that Canada's federal carbon tax regime complies with the Constitution.
Canada
12 Jul 2019
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Federal Carbon Tax Ruled Constitutional... For Now
On May 3, 2019, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal (SKCA) released its lengthy decision in Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, 2019 SKCA 40.
Canada
21 May 2019
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B.C. Releases Its Climate Action Plan, CleanBC
On December 5, 2018, the British Columbia government announced its climate action plan, CleanBC, which explains how the government intends to meet the province's legislated emissions...
Canada
13 Dec 2018
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New Details On Application Of Federal Carbon-Pricing Backstop
On October 23, 2018, the federal government made further announcements regarding the federal carbon-pricing backstop (the "Backstop").
Canada
13 Nov 2018
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Lowered Threshold For Emissions Reporting For Alberta Facilities
Effective January 1, 2018, all facilities emitting 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year or more in Alberta are required to submit annual reports on their emissions to the Alberta government.
Canada
11 Jan 2018
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When Is An Environmental Contamination Claim Too Old To Extend The Limitation Period?
40 to 60 years may be too old when determining whether to extend a limitation period for a negligence-based environmental contamination claim, the court recently ruled in Brookfield Residential (Alberta) LP (Carma Developers LP) v Imperial Oil Limited, 2017 ABQB 218 [Brookfield].
Canada
18 Apr 2017
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Post-Midwest: Section 99(2) Of The EPA Proves A Powerful Tool
The Ontario Superior Court awarded damages for migration of dry cleaning solvents the defendant corporation spilled between 1960 and 1974 in Huang v Fraser Hillary's Limited...
Canada
24 Mar 2017
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Climate Change Related Pieces In Federal Budget
Finance Minister Bill Morneau's first federal budget includes many of the environmental initiatives the Liberals raised in their election platform.
Canada
5 Apr 2016
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Polluter Still Pays: BC Court Of Appeal Upholds Award Of Damages Against Historical Polluter
This case involved a property known as James Island, which lies just off the Saanich Peninsula and has a long history of use for the manufacture and storage of explosives.
Canada
24 Mar 2016
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Ontario Releases Draft Carbon Market Details
Ontario has released a proposed new statute called the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act, 2016.
Canada
9 Mar 2016
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Alberta Announces Revisions To GHG Legislation; Convenes Panel To Advise On Comprehensive Climate Change Strategy
Today the Alberta government announced important changes to current climate change legislation, the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation.
Canada
1 Jul 2015
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Ontario Unveils Plan To Join Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap-And-Trade System
On the eve of a provincial premiers summit on climate change, the Ontario Government has announced it is joining with Quebec and California in a greenhouse gas ("GHG") cap-and-trade system.
Canada
28 Apr 2015
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International Court Of Justice Upholds USD $9.5 Billion Ecuadorian Judgment Against Chevron
While the ICJ ruling may not directly affect the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, it serves to buttress the Ecuadorian Judgment underlying the enforcement proceedings in Ontario.
Canada
31 Mar 2015
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BC Supreme Court Stresses "Polluter Pays" In Awarding Damages For Remediation Of Contaminated Site
The BC Supreme Court recently clarified several principles under the Environmental Management Act relating to liability for remediation costs for contaminated sites.
Canada
11 Oct 2014
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Alberta's GHG Emissions Control System: A Model For Others?
Since 2007, the Canadian province of Alberta has operated a unique, economy-wide approach to greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions control that (while imperfect) has functioned to incentivize emission reductions and the development of low-carbon technologies.
Canada
18 Oct 2012
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Alberta Introduces Significant Legislative Amendments Concerning Carbon Capture and Storage
Bill 24 provides for express ownership of subsurface pore space by the Crown. The Bill also clarifies that it is by specific leases from the Crown granting the right to inject captured CO2 that CCS proponents shall obtain rights to use such pore space for sequestration.
Canada
22 Nov 2010
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