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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


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


Integrated plan for oil sands monitoring released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 6 2011

The federal government recently released an integrated monitoring plan for the Alberta oil sands region


Guidelines for wind power projects released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 6 2011

The MNR recently released Bats and Bat Habitats: Guidelines for Wind Power Projects


Ministry proposes amending the Renewable Energy Approval Regulation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2010

On October 7, 2010, Ontario's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) proposed amendments to O. Reg. 35909, the regulation governing Renewable Energy Approvals (REAs


Supreme Court rejects greenhouse gas nuisance lawsuit
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

On June 20, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of American Electric Power Co., Inc., v. Connecticut, reversing the Second Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling that would have allowed a group of states, cities and land trusts, including New York State and New York City, to pursue federal public nuisance lawsuits against certain large U.S. electric power plants with regard to their carbon dioxide emissions


States sign agreement on offshore wind development
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2012

On March 30, 2012, New York, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania and several federal U.S. agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) intended to streamline offshore wind development in the Great Lakes


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