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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


Proposal to add certain electricity generators, cooling equipment and dust collection systems to the EASR
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2012

As reported in Torys' October 2011 EH&S Bulletin, the Ministry of Environment (MOE) established the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR), an


Court finds plaintiffs caused their own misfortunes regardless of prior owner’s potential negligence
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 3 2012

On November 21, 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) reaffirmed that for a plaintiff to receive damages from a negligence claim, the defendant’s negligence must have actually caused the plaintiff’s loss


Canada releases proposed municipal wastewater systems effluent regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • May 7 2010

The federal Environment Minister recently announced that a draft of Canada's proposed municipal wastewater systems effluent regulations was available for public review and consultation


North American leaders agree to cooperate on climate change
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, Mexico, USA
  • September 11 2009

On August 10, 2009, at a North American summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, the leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada issued a joint declaration that committed their three countries to work together on climate change and clean energy issues


National Round Table responds to federal climate change report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 11 2009

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) recently released its response to the federal government’s 2009 Climate Change Plan, as required by the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act


Nova Scotia limits electricity sector emissions
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 11 2009

On August 14, 2009, Nova Scotia issued the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations under the province’s Environment Act, requiring certain electricity generators to make incremental emissions reductions between 2010 and 2020


Chicago Climate Exchange incorporates international standards in offset
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 11 2009

The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), a voluntary emissions trading program, recently announced that it will be incorporating International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards into its project design criteria; currently, project proponents must follow these criteria before the CCX will issue them tradable offset credits which it bundles as Carbon Financial Instruments (CFIs) for the sequestration, destruction or reduction of GHG emissions


New developments in Ontario
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 2 2009

On May 27, 2009, the Ontario government announced further steps toward its goal of implementing a greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade system by as early as 2012


Ontario updates air emission standards
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • May 7 2010

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