Water Tag

As part of its Omnibus Budget Bill last year, the government passed significant changes to the federal Fisheries Act which came into force November 25th (see Order in Council P.C. 2013-1107).These changes mark the end of the prohibition against the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction...

It has been about a year since the federal government introduced Bills C-38 and C-45 which have weakened Canada’s environmental laws.Among other things, Bill C-38 contained significant changes to the Fisheries Act.  Implementation of these changes means that the level of protection for Canadian fisheries...

A draft report from the US Environmental Protection Agency on fracking for natural gas in Wyoming found that disposal pits caused shallow groundwater contamination.  The report also found some evidence of substance release into the Wind River drinking water aquifer from production underneath the aquifer. ...

[caption id="attachment_1161" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Image: Arvind Balaraman / FreeDigitalPhotos.net"][/caption] 2012 will be a significant year for our environment. Political change is in the wind, a provincial election is coming, and Alberta is under pressure internally, nationally and internationally to demonstrate effective environmental stewardship and strong regulatory...