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Omnibus budget implementation bill amends federal environmental legislation

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 2 2012

On October 18, 2012, the federal government introduced to Parliament its new omnibus budget implementation bill, Bill C-45

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

Ground source heat pumps exempt from environmental compliance approval

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

On June 2, 2012, O. Reg. 9812 was enacted

Court affirms decision to order “innocent” landowner to remediate its property

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • July 3 2012

The Ontario Divisional Court recently upheld the Environmental Review Tribunal’s decision, which in turn upheld an order that required the City of Kawartha Lakes to remediate the contamination on its land resulting from a heating oil spill on a neighbouring property

Canada and Nova Scotia coordinate efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 26 2012

The environment ministers of Canada and Nova Scotia recently announced that their governments are working toward an equivalency agreement on coal-fired electricity generation greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations

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

Birds and bird habitat guidelines amended

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 21 2012

The MOE recently decided to proceed with certain changes to Birds and Bird Habitats: Guidelines for Wind Power Projects (2010) (Guidelines

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

National Energy Board proposes regulatory change to Onshore Pipeline Regulations

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

On July 29, 2011, the National Energy Board issued Proposed Regulatory Change 2011-01 regarding the Onshore Pipeline Regulations, 1999

Natural Heritage Assessment Guide for Renewable Energy Projects released

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

On August 5, 2011, the Ministry of Natural Resources released the Natural Heritage Assessment Guide for Renewable Energy Projects under the Environmental Protection Act