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Environmental site assessment guidance documents finalized

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 11 2011

In July 2011, the MOE issued its final versions of the following guidance documents: Guide for Completing Phase One Environmental Site Assessments under Ontario Regulation 15304 (O. Reg. 15304) and Guide for Completing Phase Two Environmental Site Assessments under O. Reg. 15304

U.S. Senate releases climate change bill, and other recent developments

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • October 5 2009

On October 1, 2009, the U.S. Senate released a draft energy and climate change bill known as the Kerry-Boxer bill after its sponsors Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer

Proposed regulations to green energy legislation

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 30 2009

Ontario has proposed a new regulation and amendments to five existing regulations to establish a new environmental approval process for renewable energy projects under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009, which came into force last month

Federal government tables 2010 Budget

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 15 2010

Although the federal government's 2010 Budget, tabled on March 4, does not allocate funding for a single major initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the budget contains the following proposals that may play a supplementary role in federal mitigation efforts

Ontario updates air emission standards

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 7 2010

Ontario's new air emission standards for 33 contaminants recently came into effect

Global carbon market grows slightly in 2009

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 29 2010

The value of the global carbon market grew to more than US$143.7 billion in 2009, up from US$135 billion in 2008, despite a 0.6 decline in global GDP, according to a new World Bank report

New wastewater regulations enacted

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 8 2012

On July 18, 2012, the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations (SOR2012-139) came into force

Quebec adopts new vehicle emissions standard and mitigation target

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 8 2010

On December 29, 2009, the Quebec government published new regulations that will adopt California's vehicle emissions standards

Regulations for certain coal-fired electricity generators

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 6 2011

The federal government has proposed the regulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired generators of electricity

Draft toxic substances regulation introduced

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 15 2009

On September 18, 2009, a draft regulation was introduced under Ontario’s Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 (the Act