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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


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


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


Ontario introduces water opportunities bill
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

The Ontario government has introduced Bill 72, the Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act, 2010


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


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


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


Birds and bird habitat guidelines amended
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2012

The MOE recently decided to proceed with certain changes to Birds and Bird Habitats: Guidelines for Wind Power Projects (2010) (Guidelines


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