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Putting Pipelines to the Test: Incorporating Climate Impacts into the Pipeline Review Process

On January 27 2016, the Liberal Government announced that oil and gas projects under federal jurisdiction will now involve an assessment of upstream greenhouse gas emissions and this information will be made public.  “Upstream” effects refer to GHG emissions from oil and gas exploration and production. For projects currently under review, including Trans Mountain Expansion […]

Climate Change Risk Disclosure: A Disruptive Idea

What can a simple sticker possibly do to counter the systemic and intricate causes of climate change? The answer appears to be “lots!” for the right sticker at the right place. As part of the Osgoode Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic, I have had the honour of working with the non-profit organization Our Horizon this year. […]

The Importance of Public Participation

Canada has established itself as a powerhouse in diamond production over the last few decades, and is currently the world’s third-largest producer of diamonds. The first economic diamond deposit was discovered in 1991, and three diamond mines are currently operating in the country: Ekati and Diavik in the Northwest Territories, and the Victor open-pit mine […]

Osgoode JD students help rural community challenge wind energy development

[Editor's note: This year five Osgoode JD students--Stephen Gray '16, Imelda Lo, Sabrina Molinari '17, Timon Sisic and Amanda Spitzig '18--volunteered their time and energy as part of the Osgoode Public Interest Requirement to help a rural community group prepare an application for judicial review of a wind energy project proposed for idyllic Prince Edward County, Ontario. Promoting renewable […]

CELA's Theresa McCleneghan speaks on deep geological storage of nuclear waste

On Friday, October 30, 2015, the Osgoode Environmental Justice & Sustainability clinical program, the JD/Master in Environmental Studies Joint Program and the Sustainable Energy Initiative at the Faculty of Environmental Studies are pleased to present a public lecture by the Canadian Environmental Law Association's Executive Director, Theresa McCleneghan, on the perils of Ontario Power Generation's proposal […]

EJS Clinic Co-Directors speak at CIGI International Law Summer Institute

Osgoode Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic co-directors Professor Stepan Wood and Adjunct Professor David Estrin presented two of the five lectures making up the 2015 International Law Summer Institute at the Centre for International Governance Innovation's International Law Research Program in Waterloo, Ontario. The videos were posted on Youtube last week. David Estrin, a Senior Research Fellow in CIGI's […]

Renowned environmental law scholar David Boyd to speak at Osgoode Sept. 30

Renowned Canadian environmental law scholar and activist, Dr. David R Boyd, will speak about his new book, Cleaner, Greener, Healthier: A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies, On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:30-1:45 pm, at Osgoode Hall Law School, Room 2002, York University.  RSVP Required: http://bit.ly/osresearch           Event Code: BOYD David's […]

The EJS Clinic is looking for files for 2015-16

If you are a lawyer or an organization planning to advance a public interest legal file for environmental justice and sustainability, which could benefit from the help of motivated, capable JD students during the 2015-16 academic year, the Environmental Justice and Sustainability (EJS) Clinical Program at Osgoode Hall Law School wants to hear from you.

EJS Clinical pilot project a great success

In January 2015, Osgoode Professor Stepan Wood and McMurtry Fellow David Estrin welcomed six Osgoode JD students into the Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinical pilot project, the precursor to the EJS Clinical Program that will begin in September 2015.