Two Alberta construction companies have been convicted under the Fisheries Act for rupturing municipal water mains, discharging chlorinated drinking water into storm sewers and fish habitat.
Treated municipal drinking water is harmful to fish, which...
By Michael B. Gerrard
The remarkable Encyclical Letter issued last month by Pope Francis could be read as a primer on the importance and idealized operation of many of our environmental laws.
The headings below are mine; the text is from the...
By Meredith James
Climate change is worsening flooding but it will also bring faster spring runoffs, hotter summers, more evaporation and droughts. What will that mean for Ontario’s drinking water supply? Source water protection committees are...
By Robert J. Alessi and Jeffrey D. Kuhn
This client alert is part of an ongoing series by DLA Piper attorneys on the legal, regulatory and policy issues related to hydraulic fracturing and shale gas production in the US and internationally.
By E. Lynn Grayson
Today's financing mechanisms cannot cover the cost of upgrading old water systems, due to public budget cuts, a failure to reflect future costs in water charges and a drop in tariff revenues as city dwellers use less water. A...
By Marc C. Bryson , Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC.
On January 12, 2015, the Indiana Senate Environmental Affairs Committee heard a first reading of two bills aimed at addressing perceived threats to public water supplies posed by aboveground...
By William E Chambers
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) filed an interpretive rule with the WV Secretary of State’s office providing direction for the initial inspection and certification requirements set forth...
By Meredith James
Communities throughout Canada and the US add fluoride to their drinking water supplies to prevent dental cavities. As we’ve written about before , some opponents claim that the risk of adverse health effects outweighs the...
By Ryan W. Trail
EPCRA § 313 requires certain facilities manufacturing or “processing” more than 25,000 lbs. or otherwise using 10,000 lbs or more of a listed toxic chemical to file a Form R annually on or before July 1. In the...