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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


First Renewable Energy Approval issued; one approval appealed
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2010

On November 12, 2010, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) issued the first three Renewable Energy Approvals (REAs) under Ontario's new approval regime for renewable energy projects


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

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


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


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


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


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


Fine of $800,000 issued for vapour discharge
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2009

On November 4, 2009, BP Canada Energy Company pleaded guilty to one count of causing an odorous discharge that caused or was likely to cause an adverse effect