Richmond Landfill: Chronology of Environmental Concerns

Backgrounder to November 3, 2008 Media Release Section 61 of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) enables Ontarians to file an EBR Application for review of an environmental approval where there is reason to believe that the approval “should be…

Mohawks, Municipality, and Citizens File Legal Application Requesting Permanent Closure of Richmond Landfill Site

The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ), the Township of Tyendinaga, and concerned citizens have jointly filed an Application under Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) to expedite the permanent closure of the Richmond Landfill Site near Napanee, Ontario.…

Respondents Factum to Ontario Court of Appeal (Lafarge)

Title: Respondents Factum to Ontario Court of Appeal (Lafarge) Resource Type: Legal Submissions Content: LOW-On-Ct-Appeal-factum # of Pages: 26 Date authored: September 11, 2008 Author/s: Richard D. Lindgren, Counsel for the Respondents Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Gordon Downie

Environmentalists hail precedent-setting Ontario court victory

Lafarge loses bid to stop hearing into tire and waste-burning at Bath cement kiln TORONTO – In a precedent-setting decision that will impact air, water and waste decisions throughout the province, the Ontario Divisional Court ruled late yesterday that a…

Proposed Multi-Section Amendments to O.Reg. 73/94 under the Environmental Bill of Rights

Title: Proposed Multi-Section Amendments to O.Reg. 73/94 under theEnvironmental Bill of Rights EBR Registry No. 010-2308 Resource Type: Letter, Response to Consultation Content: 616_O.Reg_73___94 Date authored: May 18, 2008 Author/s: Richard D. Lindgren, Kaitlyn Mitchell Author Organization: Canadian Environmental Law…

Decision Upholds Citizens’ Participatory Rights under the Environmental Bill of Rights

Reprint (Ontario Bar Association - Environews - January, 2009) by Kaitlyn Mitchell The Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (“EBR”) (1) was enacted to protect the environment by giving Ontario residents meaningful ways in which to participate in environmentally significant government…