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Fault’s Got Nothing To Do With It! Northstar Settlement Underscores Troubling Times for Directors

Fault’s Got Nothing To Do With It! Northstar Settlement Underscores Troubling Times for Directors

  • February 12, 2014
  • Donna S. K. Shier

Northstar Aerospace (Canada) Inc.’s former directors and officers denied liability for contamination at the site of the defunct company yet remained on the hook for millions in clean-up costs. The settlement shows the serious risks that directors and officers are exposed to from environmental enforcement. In particular the settlement shows that the former D&Os of a bankrupt company can be held personally responsible for clean-up orders long after their company’s assets have disappeared.

Natural Resources and Energy Law

Change is in the Air: Ontario Closer to a Cap-and-Trade System

  • August 29, 2013
  • Daniel Kirby, Jack Coop, Jennifer Fairfax, Patrick Welsh

On January 21, 2013, Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE) posted the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in Ontario: A Discussion Paper (the Discussion Paper) on the Environmental Registry, in conjunction with a consultation period open until April 21, 2013.

In Brief

  • January 17, 2013
  • Margaret MacDonald

The WTO is wrapping up its deliberations on Japan’s complaint about the local content requirements in the Feed in Tariff rules, spawned through Ontario’s Green Energy Act, 2009.

"Show Me the Money - and the Minerals"

  • January 13, 2013
  • Gesta Abols, Grant McGlaughlin, Michael Partridge

New SEC Rules require enhanced disclosure of government payments by resource extraction issuers and use of conflict minerals