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Ground source heat pumps exempt from environmental compliance approval
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2012

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


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


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


Environmental Protection Agency issues new natural gas drilling regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued regulations governing emissions of air pollutants from hydraulically fractured natural gas wells


Province sets new geothermal drilling rules
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 1 2012

On May 18, 2012, the Ontario government reported that, effective immediately, it would adopt new rules to regulate vertical closed loop drilling for geothermal energy systems


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


Ontario Power Authority to offer extension to FIT contract suppliers
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • March 1 2011

On February 9, 2011, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) announced that it will offer feed-in tariff (FIT) contract holders an extension of up to one year on their milestone date for commercial operation (milestone COD


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


Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act guidance released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • October 14 2011

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) recently released the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act Administrative Guide (Guide) together with a series of supporting technical bulletins


Technical Guidance for completing specified gas Baseline Emissions Intensity Applications released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • January 5 2012

The Alberta government released the draft updated Technical Guidance for completing Baseline Emissions Intensity Applications (Technical Guidance