Canada Proclaims Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act

This Act honours a commitment made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to establish new reporting standards for Canadian oil, gas and mining companies.
Posted On 10 Jun 2015
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New Liability Regime for Pipeline Companies

The proposed amendments would increase pipeline companies' liability.
Posted On 23 May 2015
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New environmental rules for polar shipping established

Polar Code environmental requirements adopted but GHG reduction targets for international shipping put off - again
Posted On 18 May 2015
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China to streamline administration in move to promote innovation

Reforms intended to cultivate a new engine for economic and social development
Posted On 16 May 2015
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Proposed: Prohibition of 5 Toxic Substances Canada

Proposed amendments would add the following five toxic substances to the Toxic Substance Regulation
Posted On 25 Apr 2015
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Canada – Quebec Agreement on Wastewater Regulation

On March 21, 2015, the Minister of the Environment (“Minister”) published a Notice of a proposed Agreement entitled “Canada–Quebec Agreement on Acts and Regulations Applicable to Quebec’s Municipal Wastewater Treatment Sector” (“proposed Agreement”). The Minister also published a...
Posted On 13 Apr 2015
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Yukon’s’ Environment Act Simplified

by Supriya Tandan April 7th, 2015 – Last year, in 2014 the Government of Yukon, following the example set by the Canadian Federal Government, amended its main environmental statute, The Environment Act  (“the Act”) to simplify and reduce regulatory uncertainty and...
Posted On 10 Apr 2015
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New plans announced to govern oil sands tailings ponds and water use

Efforts to strengthen environmental protections in the oil sands could be stimulus for new recovery, remediation and restoration technologies
Posted On 15 Mar 2015
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