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Jenner & Block: Environmental Groups Petition IJC About Sulfide Mining Impacts On Great Lakes

At least 40 environmental groups have petitioned the International Joint Commission (IJC) to evaluate the water-related impacts from sulfide mining exploration and development within the Rainy River and Lake Superior Basins. In their petition , the groups request that the IJC make recommendations to...

Federal Govt Stands Down Wastewater Pollution Regulations

The federal government has reached an equivalency agreement with Quebec over wastewater pollution regulations intended to protect fish. Under the federal Fisheries Act , the federal government can agree NOT to apply its regulations in a province, if it agrees that provincial regulations in that province...

Liability For Delays In Issuing Environmental Permits?

Can the government be liable for financial damages, when they refuse environmental permits for unreasonable reasons, or cause an unreasonable delay in issuing a permit? Yes, it is possible, according to the British Columbia Court of Appeal ! Given the chronic delays in federal and provincial environmental...