Category Archives: Mining and Extractive Industries

Husky Oil fined $2.7 million for oil pipeline spill into the North Saskatchewan River

The Energy East Pipeline approval application to the National Energy Board faced considerable opposition from numerous intervenors not least Indigenous communities, many of whom where concerned about the potential impact of an oil pipeline spill into the rivers and lakes  … Continue reading

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Environmental Law Moot – the Orphan Well Decision

I had the pleasure last week of joining with other senior members of the Ontario environmental law bar to help judge the 2019 Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot. Thank you to my colleagues at Willms & Shier for inviting … Continue reading

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Provincial Environmental Obligations Prevail Over Federal Bankruptcy Laws – Supreme Court of Canada

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the case of Orphan Well Association, et al. v. Grant Thornton Limited, et al.Orphan Well Association, et al. v. Grant Thornton Limited, et al.  The decision writes another chapter in … Continue reading

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Paul Manning appointed to Canadian Advisory Committee for “Supporting Inclusive Resource Development In East Africa” (SIRD)

Manning Environmental Law is pleased to announce that Paul Manning has been appointed a member of the Canadian Advisory Committee for Supporting Inclusive Resource Development in East Africa (SIRD). SIRD is a five year project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, … Continue reading

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Building an Effective and Gender-Sensitive Environmental Management Regime

I am delighted to participate this week in the First Regional Forum of SIRD in Arusha, Tanzania: Towards Transparency, Gender Sensitivity and Accountability. Warm congratulations to SIRD on organizing a very successful First Forum. I was honoured to be invited … Continue reading

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Toronto-based mining company ordered to pay penalty for Fisheries Act violation near Baker Lake, Nunavut

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on May 1, 2017, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited pleaded guilty, in the Nunavut Court of Justice, to one offence under the Fisheries Act. The court ordered the company to pay a total penalty of … Continue reading

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Mining company ordered to pay $185,000 penalty for release of untreated acidic wash water into Myra Creek, B.C.

Campbell River, British Columbia  Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC ) reports that Nyrstar Myra Falls pleaded guilty, in B.C. Provincial Court on October 7, 2016, to two counts under the Fisheries Act and one under the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations. … Continue reading

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