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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


Application for judicial review of renewable energy approval regulation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2009

On October 19, 2009, an application for judicial review of the renewable energy approvals (REAs) regulation (O. Reg. 35909) under the Environmental Protection Act was commenced in Ontario’s Divisional Court


Amendments to renewable energy approvals regulation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2009

On October 1, 2009, amendments were made to O. Reg. 35909


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


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


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


REA guidance released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2011

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) recently published new guidance for proponents preparing a REA application


National Energy Board launches Action Plan
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2011

The National Energy Board (NEB) has announced that it will be launching an Action Plan on Safety and Environmental Protection