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Standing in Environmental Matters 3/3/2015 This is a comprehensive report on “standing”:  the legal status necessary to receive a hearing from a court or an administrative board or tribunal that holds hearings. The purposes of this report are to:   Provide an informative update on the law of standing...

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare: You buy a home, move in, then find out there’s an abandoned gas well beneath, leaking and contaminating your property.   Think it can’t happen to you? It can. According to the Energy Resources Conservation Board in November 2012 over 150,000 abandoned wellsites dotted...

The National Energy Board (the “NEB”) recently began its public engagement initiative relating to pipeline safety [the information about the cross-country engagement initiative in this blog post was gathered from the NEB’s website at http://www.neb-one.gc.ca ].  The NEB seeks public input on pipeline safety and environmental...

Standing in Environmental Matters 12/22/2014 This is a comprehensive report on “standing”:  the legal status necessary to receive a hearing from a court or an administrative board or tribunal that holds hearings. The purposes of this report are to: Provide an informative update on the law of standing...