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  • Are Canadians missing the mark on energy and environmental regulations?

    Policymakers have encumbered Canadians with superfluous and needlessly costly environmental regulations that do little to improve the environment, finds a new study released by the Fraser Institute. “From light bulb bans to plastic bag bans, governments across the country have implemented inefficient policies that put unnecessary constraints on Canadians’ personal ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canadian regulator approves pipeline to Pacific

    The National Energy Board in Canada has recommended the government approve a proposed pipeline to the Pacific Coast. This will make it possible for oil produced in Canada to be shipped to the Asia-Pacific region, the Associated Press reports. According to the findings of the three-person review panel, the opening of this potential for export will play a vital role in the development of Canada's ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • New Canadian regulations have oil-sands companies cleaning up

    Alberta oil-sands companies are forced to clean up their tailings ponds with the recent announcement from The Energy Resources Conservation Board now placing stringent regulations on all tailings ponds in Alberta. The new regulations have placed time lines on the reclaiming process which have these companies seeking immediate solutions. Some of the tailings ponds go back as far as four decades ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • Canadian Parliament Holds First Reading of Bill to Create Framework to Regulate Nanotechnology

    On June 8, 2016, the House of Commons held its first reading of an Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) (nanotechnology) (C-287). The bill would add Part 6.1 to CEPA primarily to implement procedures for the investigation and assessment of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Canadian and US Groups Praise New Approach to Water Level Regulation

    WWF-Canada, Save The River and The Nature Conservancy today offered their organizations' support for the International Joint Commission's (IJC) new approach to water level regulation in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The three organizations are encouraged by the proposed Plan BV7 (the 7th version of Plan B) which, if appropriately implemented, will take steps to restore the lake and ...


    By WWF UK

  • Canadian environmental assessment act review report

    On March 13, 2012, the federal Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development released its Report in the statutory review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). This Report recommends a variety of meaningful changes to the CEAA that would have significant implications for resource developers in Canada. Given the federal government's express ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environmental protection spending by Canadian businesses rises

    Canadian businesses are spending more on environmental protection in their daily operations, reaching $9.1 billion (2008), up 5.3% from 2006, says a new report by Statistics Canada. As in past years, the largest share of environmental protection expenditures went to treating pollutants after they were created as opposed to eliminating pollutants before they are created. Over half (55%) of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Report: How Large is the Canadian Environmental Market?

    It’s a question that is not easy to answer due to widely divergent views about what constitutes an environmental market. However. a new report released last month puts the value of Canadian environmental markets at between $406 and 625 million. Sustainable Prosperity’s “Environmental Markets in Canada – 2013” looks at 52 Canadian markets in the categories of Air and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canadian CEOs going green

    Canadian CEOs are more likely to agree that going green makes smart business sense than their global counterparts, according to the 13th annual Global CEO Survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). Adopting viable climate change strategies will continue to play an important role in helping businesses to score high marks from investors and consumers, to gain leading market positions and to manage ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Keep building knowledge of environmental regulation

    Andy Ingriselli, president of Aquatech Pump and Power Inc., the Canadian wastewater contracting company featured in the April GOMC profile story, makes a great point about being proactive in working with environmental regulators. Rather than hope to avoid greater oversight on their mining work sites, Ingriselli wants to let the regulators know his company is knowledgeable about the rules and just ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • Keep building knowledge of environmental regulation

    Andy Ingriselli, president of Aquatech Pump and Power Inc., the Canadian wastewater contracting company featured in the April GOMC profile story, makes a great point about being proactive in working with environmental regulators. Rather than hope to avoid greater oversight on their mining work sites, Ingriselli wants to let the regulators know his company is knowledgeable about the rules and just ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • BPA Labeled Toxic by Canadian Government

    EMSL Analytical provides bisphenol A (BPA) testing services to determine if the chemical is present in plastics or environmental samples to protect the public from exposure and health risks. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 19th, 2010 Last week the Canadian government classified bisphenol A as a toxic substance.  The material is used to make plastics and can be found in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Key Directions for a Canadian Energy Strategy

    The Energy Policy Institute of Canada (EPIC) has released its framework for a Canadian energy strategy - a comprehensive, pan-energy approach it believes would leverage all of the country's energy resources to Canada's advantage. Formed around ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canadian government to speed up environmental assessments of major projects: Budget 2012

    The federal government is streamlining and simplifying the environmental assessment process for major energy and industrial projects in Canada.  Noting that Canada's energy and natural resource industry is a massive asset to the country, one that employs three-quarter of a million Canadians, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said in his ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Investors call on Canadian oil sands producers to improve environmental and social performance

    As presidential candidates spar over the issue of North American energy independence, a group of 49 investors with $2 trillion in assets under management are calling on Canadian oil sands developers to dramatically reduce the environmental and social impact of their operations by lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, managing water use, promoting land reclamation and consulting fully with ...


    By Ceres

  • Canadian oil sands producers launch environmental performance alliance

    Canada's oil sands producers have formed a new alliance, Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), focused on accelerating the pace of improving environmental performance in Canada's oil sands. Chief executive officers of 12 companies have signed the alliance's founding charter, committing to COSIA's vision to "enable responsible and sustainable growth of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canadian electric utilities striving for sustainability

    The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has released its 2013 Sustainable Electricity™ Annual Report, outlining the progress CEA Corporate Utility Members have made toward sustainability throughout the last year. CEA's mandatory, industry-wide Sustainable Electricity program was ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cap-and-Trade regulation posted on Ontario Environmental Registry

    Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) posted on the Environmental Registry February 25, 2016, a regulatory proposal for a new cap-and-trade regulation designed to generate approximately $1.8-1.9 billion per year to fund projects aimed at reducing emissions. The proposed framework includes: An appendix presenting detailed technical information for the ...

  • Canada’s Federal Environment minister unveils proposals for strict new Canadian wastewater regulations

    Canada's Environment Minister, Jim Prentice, has announced that draft municipal wastewater systems effluent regulations are now available for public consultation. Once in force, these regulations will set standards for the discharge from all wastewater facilities in Canada. 'Today we are taking action to protect our environment for future generations,' said Minister Prentice, 'It is not ...


    By Newterra

  • Canadian Hydropower Association Welcomes Upcoming Federal Electricity Regulations as Positive Step Toward Greenhouse Gas Reductions

    Canada Well Placed to Tackle Climate Change Thanks to Considerable Hydropower Resources OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/28/10 -- Attention News/Assignment Editors Canada is uniquely well placed to tackle climate change, said Canadian Hydropower Association President Jacob Irving, addressing a gathering of business leaders this morning at a conference hosted by the Canadian Chamber of ...


    By Marketwire

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