Blog: A Tale of Two Regulatory Approaches: European Commission Ban on Neonicotinoid Pesticides Goes into Effect While in Canada Their Sale and Use Continues

Blog posted by Joseph F. Castrilli, CELA Counsel on December 6, 2013 An interesting experiment in contrasting approaches to pesticide regulation is now taking place in Canada and Europe. The European Commission two-year ban on the sale and use, with some limited…

Blog: The Legal and Regulatory Implications of IARC Classifying Outdoor Air Pollution and Particulate Matter as Carcinogenic to Humans

Blog posted by Joseph F. Castrilli, CELA Counsel on October 22, 2013 On October 17, 2013, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a specialized agency of the World Health Organization, announced that it has classified outdoor air pollution and particulate matter as…

Blog: How to say “no” to unsuitable landfill sites in Ontario

Blog posted by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel on October 17, 2013 In Ontario, no person is allowed to establish, operate or expand a waste disposal site (i.e. landfill) unless an Environmental Compliance Approval has been issued under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA). This…

Blog: New Nuclear Power Not Needed in Ontario – CELA and Ontario`s Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli Are in Agreement

Blog posted by Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director and Counsel on October 10, 2013 On the morning of Thursday, October 10, 2013, I found on the front step our copy of the Globe and Mail with the headline, ``Ontario backs away from new…

Blog: The hard won struggle for Community right-to-know: Toronto’s story

Blog posted by Sarah Miller, Researcher, Retired on October 1, 2013 For forty years CEHE partner organization the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) has worked to “protect human health and our environment by seeking justice for those harmed by pollution and by…