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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

Regulations to harmonize Canada-U.S. vehicle emissions regulations

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

Environment Canada recently published regulations amending the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations. The amendments, which will come into

Alberta court finds Syncrude guilty in duck deaths

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 20 2010

On June 25, 2010, Syncrude Canada Ltd. was found guilty of two charges stemming from the April 2008 death of approximately 1,600 ducks in its Aurora Settling Basin, a tailings pond serving part of the company’s Fort McMurrayarea oil sands operations

Federal government releases regulations to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 5 2012

On September 12, 2012, the federal government released the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations (SOR2012 - 167

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

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