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March 3, 2017 News

Major Fine for Oil Spill in Alberta

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Edmonton Sun, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) recently fined Murphy Oil Company, based in Calgary, with environmental fine as a result of an incident in which oil spilled from an oil pipeline in 2015 near the

March 3, 2017 News

Environmental Fine for Dry Cleaner in Mississauga, Ontario

by John Nicholson

The owner of a dry cleaning establishment in Mississauga, Ontario recently plead guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to one count of contravening the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental

March 3, 2017 News

B.C. contaminated soil landfill loses Environmental Permit

by Hazmat Management Editor

The British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of the Environment (MOE) recently canceled the environmental permit for Cobble Hill Holdings for the operation of its contaminated soil landfill.  The landfill, located near Shawnigan Lake in British Columbia, had been use as a

March 3, 2017 News

Market Report on Environmental Testing and Analytical Services Sector

by Hazmat Management Editor

Environmental Business International recently released a market report on the environmental testing and analytical services sector in the United States.  The report provides an analysis of the markets, competition, customer needs, and technology, pricing and M&A trends in the $2.0-billion

March 3, 2017 News

Podcast on Excess Soil By-Law Tool

by John Nicholson

For those unable to attend the webinar hosted by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) on the Excess Soil Bylaw Tool for use in Ontario, the webinar recording is now available in the Workshops and Webinars section of CUI website.  It

March 3, 2017 News

Business Continuity half-day workshop – London, ON – March 24th

by John Nicholson

The Ontario Association of Emergency Managers, in partnership with the City of London, Ontario and the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (DRIE), is presenting a Business Continuity half-day workshop.  The event will take place on March 24th from 8am to 12pm.

March 3, 2017 News

Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast Conference – March 15th

by John Nicholson

The 8th annual Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) is hosting its annual conference at the New Jersey Institute of Technology on March 15th 2017.    The theme of the conference is “Driving Revitalization Sustainably: identifying sustainable goals and strategies for

February 24, 2017 Feature

Trump’s Enviro Law Impact May Not Be What Many Anticipate

by John Nicholson

Many posit a material decline in environmental enforcement and a retrenchment or reversal of environmental regulatory initiatives in the new Trump administration. Certainly, one would be prudent to consider that scenario and its implications, given the repeatedly expressed intentions to

February 24, 2017 News

Canada’s Safety Board seeks strategies to reduce Hazmat Derailments

by John Nicholson

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) recently issued a recommendation (R17-01) calling for Transport Canada (TC) to develop strategies to reduce the severity of derailments involving dangerous goods.  The recommendation was issued as part of its investigation (R15H0013) into

February 24, 2017 News

City of Prince Albert Rewarded for Rapid Spill Response

by John Nicholson

The Saskatchewan Municipal Awards were recently handed out and the City of Prince Albert was earned a First Place Award for its response to the oil spill in the summer of 2016.  In handing out the award, it was noted

February 24, 2017 News

Trump’s Enviro Law Impact May Not Be What Many Anticipate

by Lester Sotsky and Andy T. Wang, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Many posit a material decline in environmental enforcement and a retrenchment or reversal of environmental regulatory initiatives in the new Trump administration. Certainly, one would be prudent to consider that scenario and its implications, given the repeatedly expressed intentions to

February 24, 2017 News

Ambassador Bridge owner files lawsuit to allow transport of hazardous materials

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Windsor Star, the owner of the Ambassador Bridge recently filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Transportation and its Director claiming they have no right to prevent hazardous materials from being transported across the privately