A confidential mess: The problem with confidentiality when cleaning up pollution

A confidential mess: The problem with confidentiality when cleaning up pollution

9/23/2013

When a polluter contaminates the environment should we know exactly what is being done to address that harm?  I would argue that we should, as environmental contaminants do not respect contractual boundaries or temporal boundaries, nor do they fit tightly into geographic or jurisdictional compartments.  This question underlies the recent court decision of Imperial Oil Limited v Calgary (City).  A detailed review of the decision is provided by Linda McKay-Panos in her blog (at ABlawg).

Read “A confidential mess: The problem with confidentiality when cleaning up pollution” on the ELC blog.

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