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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


Proposed amendments to mining legislation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 2 2009

On April 30, 2009, Bill 173, An Act to amend the Mining Act, was introduced into the Ontario legislature


Green energy legislation comes into force
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 2 2009

On May 14, 2009, the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 came into force


Proposed regulations to green energy legislation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2009

Ontario has proposed a new regulation and amendments to five existing regulations to establish a new environmental approval process for renewable energy projects under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009, which came into force last month


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


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


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


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


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