News releases from Environment (Page 1)

Environmental Assessment Begins for Proposed Northern Pulp Effluent Treatment Plant

Environment

The proposed new Northern Pulp effluent treatment plant project registered for environmental assessment today, Feb. 7.

Expanded Programs to Keep More Waste from Landfills

Environment

Nova Scotians will be able to recycle used oil and glycol and more electronics next year through expanded extended producer responsibility programs.

Amendments Support Waste to Energy

Environment

Nova Scotia is allowing new solutions to reduce the amount of waste going into our landfills.

Changes to Oil Refinery Regulations

Environment

The province will modernize the environmental assessment process for small oil refineries, while protecting the environment.

Province Designates Wentworth Valley Wilderness Area

Environment

Wentworth Valley Wilderness Area will help create year-round tourism and business opportunities for Nova Scotians while protecting forest and habitat for wildlife.

Regulations in Place for Cap-and-Trade Program

Environment

New and amended regulations will support Nova Scotia’s cap-and-trade program, which will begin Jan. 1.

Decision on Industrial Approval for Tire-Derived Fuel Pilot Project

Environment

The province has granted Lafarge Canada Inc. industrial approval to use tires as a low-carbon fuel at its Brookfield cement plant in Colchester County.

Approvals Issued for Spraying

Environment

The Department of Environment has issued six new approvals for pesticide spraying covering about 1,351 hectares.

Environment Prosecutor Appointed

Public Prosecution Service / Environment

Government has appointed a prosecutor to focus on the environment.

Début des consultations sur la protection du littoral

Environment

Si vous habitez près du littoral néo-écossais, si vous en dépendez pour gagner votre vie ou si vous vous inquiétez de l'impact de l'élévation du niveau de la mer sur les collectivités côtières, voici l'occasion de faire entendre votre voix.

Coastal Protection Consultations Begin

Environment

If you live near Nova Scotia’s coastline, rely on it for your livelihood, or are concerned about the impact of rising sea levels on coastal communities – it is time to have your say.

Province to Assess Harrietsfield Site

Environment

The province is taking the first steps to determine what’s needed to remediate a former construction and demolition site in Harrietsfield, Halifax Regional Municipality.

Nova Scotia Joins Western Climate Initiative Inc.

Environment

Nova Scotia joined the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) Inc. today, May 14, as the province develops a new cap and trade carbon pricing program, required by the federal government by the end of the year.

Boat Harbour Cleanup Project to Undergo Class II Environmental Assessment

Environment

Cleaning up Boat Harbour in Pictou County will undergo a detailed Class II environmental assessment process under the province’s Environment Act.

New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements in Effect

Environment

New greenhouse gas reporting requirements are now in effect to support the province’s cap and trade program.

Government to Hire Environment Prosecutor

Public Prosecution Service / Environment

Government will soon hire a prosecutor to focus on the environment.

Decision on Film Plastics Disposal

Environment

The Nova Scotia Department of Environment has granted a temporary exemption to allow film plastic from Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) to go to a landfill.

Appeal Decision Issued for Scotian Materials Quarry

Environment

Three appeals against a quarry in Halifax Regional Municipality, operated by Scotian Materials Ltd., have been dismissed.

Lafarge Files Application for Industrial Approval

Environment

Lafarge Canada Inc. has filed an application for an industrial approval to use tires as a low-carbon fuel.

Minister to Attend Climate Change Summit in Germany

Environment

Environment Minister Iain Rankin will attend the 23rd annual Council of the Parties conference in Bonn, Germany.