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Moving Towards Sustainability and Public Interest: Federal Government Introduces the Impact Assessment Act

Posted in Energy – Renewable, Alternative and Clean, Regulation
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We invite our readers to read an interesting article posted by our colleagues on our Canadian ERA Perspectives blog regarding the introduction by the federal government of the new Impact Assessment Act. It can be accessed here.… Continue Reading

British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board Reduces Redundancy in Appeal Proceedings

Posted in BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas, Emissions Regulation, Energy – Renewable, Alternative and Clean

On December 4, 2014, the British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued reasons in a preliminary hearing relating to an appeal against Rio Tinto Alcan Inc.’s (“Rio Tinto”) amended multi-media permit (the “Permit”) for its Kitimat Modernization Project.

A.   Background

The Permit authorizes Rio Tinto to discharge effluent, emissions, and waste from its aluminum smelter located in Kitimat, British Columbia. In April 2012, the Director, under authority of the Environmental Management Act (the “Act”), approved certain amendments to the Permit, which were sought by Rio Tinto in support of a project … Continue Reading

A Bridge Over Deregulated Waters: The New Navigation Protection Act

Posted in Policy, Water

The following post by Jordanna CytrynbaumMiriam Isman and Patrick Beechinor on our Real Property blog (The Lay of the Land) explaining amendments to the Federal Navigation Protection Act may be of interest to readers of this blog: A Bridge Over Deregulated Waters: The New Navigation Protection Act

On April 1, 2014, the Federal Navigation Protection Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-22 (the “New Act”) came into force, replacing the Navigable Waters Protection Act (the “Old Act”) and making notable changes to Canada’s regulation of waterways.  The legislative objective is to enable municipal authorities to … Continue Reading