Category Archives: Environmental Law

Depakote Birth Defects : DepakoteLawsuitInfo offers Free Compensation Evaluations

DepakoteLawsuitInfo.com has been recently launched in the hopes of providing assistance to those who have been victims of the harmful and dreadful Depakote birth defects. The website offers free evaluation to those who have been suffering from Depakote to let them see if they can pursue a Depakote lawsuit that will enable them to get their rightful compensation... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Ontario flurry of convictions

In a typical year, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment launches about 150 to 175 prosecutions. About 75% of them are resolved by guilty pleas; about 5% are acquitted at trial; about 10% are convicted of something at trial; about 10% are withdrawn. Thus, we expect to hear about 12 or so convictions a month, most of them for relatively minor offences and resulting in modest fines. This month, however, has been a bumper crop.In the last few weeks alone, the ministry has announced more than 2 dozen convictions, for everything from failing to file an annual report for its waste disposal site (Smooth Rock Falls, $5000) to an $85,000 fine for illegally dumping auto fluff in an unlicensed quarry (Kimco Steel and Charles Dietrich Construction). Four involve prosecution of municipalities. The Ministry continues to actively enforce its full range of statutes: the Environmental Protection Act; the Ontario Water Resources Act; the Pesticides Act; the Safe Drinking Water Act. Federal enforcement remains comparatively weak, with only 3 convictions in the same time period for the entire country: two for wildlife violations (maximum fine $14,500) and one under the Fisheries Act. ©2011 Environmental Law and Litigation. All Rights Reserved. ... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Solar Power Benefits and Drawbacks

Solar power benefits and drawbacks are several but we are able to not but admit in the very time that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. Within this post I shall try my ideal to throw light on the problem and supply you some suggestions concerning the positive aspects and drawbacks of solar energy. If we brood over the matter we can find out that the solar energy will be the most talked about issue with the present moment. Governments all more than our beautiful planet are leaving no stone unturned to learn the residual advantages of the solar energy without having to pay any heed to the drawbacks that are extremely few... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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In Case You Missed It – The Week of October 23 to 29

* After years of contamination left it dead, the Ocoee River (the white water rafting paradise) is brought back to life * Questions and lawsuits abound over whether the Canadian company TransCanada can use the power of eminent domain to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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CBC's The Current – Keystone vs. Landowners

"In its bid to move unrefined bitumen from the oilsands of Alberta to refineries in Texas, TransCanada pipeline is finding some of its toughest opponents aren't environmentalists or regulators but the ranchers and farmers whose land the pipeline will cross." This morning, the CBC Radio One program The Current looked into the relationship of landowners with the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in the United States (click here to see the program page and a link to the archived broadcast). I was asked by the program to comment on the existence of "eminent domain" law in Canada (here known as expropriation), as well as any differences between the challenges faced by pipeline landowners in Canada and those in the United States. My comments come at the end of the program, just before the host notes that TransCanada declined an invitation to speak on the basis that it is still involved in eminent domain proceedings in the U.S... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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