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Canada releases draft offset system guidelines

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 12 2009

On June 10, 2009, the federal government released for comment long-awaited draft guidance, which was originally promised for last fall, on a proposed Canadian offset system for greenhouse gases (GHGs

Ontario Energy Board publishes the sixth edition of Environmental Guidelines regarding hydrocarbon pipelines and facilities

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 31 2011

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) published the sixth edition of Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario (Guidelines

Canada announces plans to streamline the approval process for major resource projects

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 18 2012

On April 17, 2012, the Canadian federal government announced further plans to streamline the federal environmental assessment (EA) process for certain major resource projects as part of the government’s Responsible Resource Development initiative

Recent developments in the Western Climate Initiative

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • March 6 2009

On February 19, 2009, the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), an initiative of several U.S. states and Canadian provinces to establish a regional greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade system by 2012, released its 2009-2010 Work Plan

Proposed nuclear liability legislation

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 31 2009

On March 24, 2009, the federal government introduced Bill C-20, the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, into Parliament for first reading

Modernizing federal environmental sentencing

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 31 2009

On March 25, 2009, Bill C-16, the Environmental Enforcement Act, underwent second reading in Parliament

Changes to federal environmental assessment regime

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 31 2009

On March 12, 2009, the federal government amended the existing Exclusion List Regulations, 2007 and issued the new Infrastructure Projects Environmental Assessment Adaptation Regulations (the Infrastructure Regulations), both under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA

Amendments to Navigable Waters Protection Act

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 31 2009

On March 12, 2009, the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA) was amended (by the Budget Implementation Act, 2009) to eliminate the need for an environmental assessment under the CEAA in certain circumstances

Ontario’s drive to go green

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 13 2009

The Ontario government continues to make strides toward its target of reducing the province’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 6 per cent below 1990 levels by 2014

First source protection plan approved under Clean Water Act, 2006

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 11 2013

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) recently approved its first source water protection plan under the Clean Water Act, 2006 (CWA). The goal of the