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Site C Update – Federal Court judicial review proceedings to commence this week, following BC Hydro’s receipt of provincial authorizations to begin construction

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This article provides a consolidated overview of recent developments in the six judicial review proceedings challenging the governmental approvals of Site C. Please check our blog for future updates on key developments in the proceedings.… Continue Reading

550 Meters: Proximity of Wind Turbine Projects to Residents Confirmed by the Divisional Court

Posted in Federal National Energy Board, Land Use, Residential

The approval of industrial wind turbine projects is often met with resistance from the communities in which the projects are to be built. Residents (or businesses) located in close proximity to project sites often challenge the location of a project on the basis that the turbines cause harm to human health or environment.

Dixon v. Director, Ministry of the Environment is an important case, particularly for those tracking renewable energy or large-scale rural land development projects in Ontario. Dixon is an appeal of three decisions of the Environmental Review Tribunal to approve three wind turbine projects in Bruce and … Continue Reading

The National Energy Board Saga between Trans Mountain and Burnaby Continues…

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The following post on the Canadian Energy Perspectives blog written by Paul Cassidy, Kimberly Howard, Gordon Nettleton and Monika Sawicka on October 10, 2014, may be of interest to readers of this blog:

The National Energy Board Saga between Trans Mountain and Burnaby Continues…

On October 9, 2014, the National Energy Board (the “NEB”) heard oral argument for a motion by Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (“Trans Mountain”) seeking an order pursuant to sections 12, 13, and 73(a) of the National Energy Board Act (the “Act”).  Submissions were made by Trans Mountain and … Continue Reading

Federal Government Announces New Measures to Strengthen Regulations For Pipeline Safety

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The following post on the Canadian Energy Perspectives blog may be of interest to readers of this blog: Federal Government Announces New  Measures to Strengthen Regulations  For Pipeline Safety.

On May 14, 2014, the federal Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Transport, and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario announced new measures designed to strengthen Canada’s pipeline safety system. These new measures reinforce the polluter pays principle and give the National Energy Board (“NEB”) greater regulatory control over Canada’s pipeline system, and include the following:

  1.  Introducing absolute liability for all NEB-regulated pipelines, meaning that companies will
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