The British Columbia Court of Appeal has overturned previous decisions on the recoverability of legal costs associated with remediation under the Environmental Management Act (“EMA”). The decision is likely to have important ramifications on contaminated sites actions and on the role of lawyers in remediation in the future.
The EMA governs remediation (clean up ...
An appeal due to come before the Environmental Appeal Board (the “Board”) may address questions about the intersection between the provincial Ministry of Environment (the “Ministry”) and municipalities relating to the standards to be applied to remediation of contaminated land.
In October 2016, the City of Burnaby is appealing the Ministry’s decision to ...
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