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Recent developments in the Western Climate Initiative
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 6 2009

On February 19, 2009, the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), an initiative of several U.S. states and Canadian provinces to establish a regional greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade system by 2012, released its 2009-2010 Work Plan


Ontario’s drive to go green
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 13 2009

The Ontario government continues to make strides toward its target of reducing the province’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 6 per cent below 1990 levels by 2014


New developments in Ontario
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 2 2009

On May 27, 2009, the Ontario government announced further steps toward its goal of implementing a greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade system by as early as 2012


Canada releases draft offset system guidelines
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 12 2009

On June 10, 2009, the federal government released for comment long-awaited draft guidance, which was originally promised for last fall, on a proposed Canadian offset system for greenhouse gases (GHGs


U.S. Senate releases climate change bill, and other recent developments
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 5 2009

On October 1, 2009, the U.S. Senate released a draft energy and climate change bill known as the Kerry-Boxer bill after its sponsors Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer


Carbon Disclosure Project releases new Canadian report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 16 2009

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) released its 2009 Canadian report on October 8, 2009


Court rejects appeal of climate change lawsuit
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 16 2009

On October 28, 2009, the Federal Court of Appeal rejected the appeal of Friends of the Earth (FOTE), an environmental non-profit organization, which alleged that the federal government had not fulfilled its obligations under the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (KPIA


Circuit court allows climate change nuisance claim
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On October 16, 2009, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that certain residents and owners of property along the Mississippi Gulf coast had standing to assert public and private nuisance, trespass, and negligence claims against several energy, oil and chemical companies for their GHG emissions


U.S. issues final GHG reporting rule
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On October 30, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Final Rule on the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases


Ministry of the Environment proposes GHG reporting requirements
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 16 2009

On October 7, 2009 the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) posted its draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting regulation