Environmental insurance policies are now widely available in Canada. While there are problems with wordings in many of those policies, the portfolio is evolving with more targeted products becoming available to address the changing liability landscape. Meanwhile, a parliamentary review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act has just been completed, confirming that the country’s main pollution laws are outdated, and the courts have been leaning towards a more generous interpretation of current legislation in order to better protect the environment. Environmental activism is not affecting the insurance portfolio yet as actions thus far have been targeted at prospective projects, but as stakes rise, this may change.
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As reported in TB News Watch, the recommendations in a clean-up report of mercury in Thunder Bay, Ontario harbour have yet to be acted upon. It has been more than three years since a consultant’s report identified options for the management of 400,000 cubic metres (14 million cubic feet) of mercury-contaminated sediment. Thunder Bay is […]
As reported by CTV News, A British Columbia First Nation has released a plan it says will give it a leading role in oil spill prevention and response on the province’s central coast. A report from the Heiltsuk Nation calls for the creation of an Indigenous Marine Response Centre capable of responding within five hours […]
According to a recent article in The Job Network, there is a high demand in the United States for drivers for tanker trucks and hazmat vehicles. According to the article the highest-paying trucking jobs in the U.S. Market are as follows: Tanker Hauler Tanker trucks are those big machines that haul liquid such as water […]
Cleanup work to remove hazardous substances from Victoria Harbour in British Columbia is scheduled to begin shortly with the announcement early this month by Transport Canada that a clean-up contract had been awarded to Milestone Environmental Contracting Limited. Under the $5,344,000 contract, Milestone will remove hazardous chemicals in sediments from Victoria’s Middle Harbour sea bed. […]
The Province of British Columbia recently brought into force a new land-based spills regime and three new regulations requiring transporters of liquid petroleum products to have provincial spill response plans, to test such plans and to report and clean up spills.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), Region 10, recently reached a settlement with Emerald Services, Inc., a hazardous waste storage and treatment facility in Tacoma, Washington, over violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and violations of the facility’s RCRA permit. This enforcement action was coordinated with the Washington Department of Ecology. […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) continues its response to Hurricanes Maria and Irma in close coordination with federal, commonwealth, territory, and local partners. EPA remains focused on environmental impacts and potential threats to human health as well as the safety of those in the affected areas. “Our role is to assist both Puerto […]
By Alison Grimes, MAA Center 2017 has proven to be an unfortunate memorable year of natural disasters. Across the globe, countries including Afghanistan, China, Colombia, The Democratic Republic of the Congo Mexico, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Asia, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and more, have all suffered heartache and destruction as a result of natural disasters. The […]
By – Michael Nowina and Glenn Gibson, Baker McKenzie On November 9, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada granted the Alberta Energy Regulator and the Orphan Well Association’s request for leave to appeal from the decision in Grant Thornton Ltd. v. Alberta Energy Regulator, 2017 ABCA 124. By granting leave, Canada’s highest court will weigh in on the Alberta […]
- The National Brownfield Summit – A Brief RecapJuly 16, 2018 - 4:17 pm
- Snapshot of the Canadian Brownfields ProgramsJuly 16, 2018 - 4:02 pm
- Global Emergency Spill Response Market – Trends and ForecastJuly 16, 2018 - 3:44 pm
- Setting New Legal Standards And Timelines: Alberta’s Remediation RegulationJuly 16, 2018 - 3:36 pm
- New Partnership for Oil Spill ResponseJune 26, 2018 - 3:46 pm
- The Commodification of Phase I ESA’s and the Need for InnovationJune 25, 2018 - 4:56 pm