Posts Tagged ‘ environmental law ’

China: Environmental Protection Through the Resources Tax Reform

Dec 16th, 2011 | By
China: Environmental Protection Through the Resources Tax Reform

On November 1, 2011, the amended China Provisional Regulation of Resources Tax (资源税暂行条例)[1] came into force. The amended regulation imposes a five to ten percent tax rate on the sale of crude oil and natural gas. The tax rate for rare earth ores and coking coal also increased, while the tax rate for regular coal,
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Oil Sands: Overview of Environmental Law for Alberta, Canada

Dec 11th, 2011 | By
Oil Sands: Overview of Environmental Law for Alberta, Canada

Canadian law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP has issued a summary of environmental law that applies to projects in the Alberta, Canada oil sands in western Canada. Oil sands are composed primarily of sand, bitumen, mineral-rich clays and water. Bitumen, in its raw state, is a heavy, viscous, crude oil. According to the Alberta government, Alberta’s oil sands have 170.4 billion barrels of proven reversible reserves. These reserves are the second-highest source of proven crude oil reserves in the world, second only to Saudi Arabia , , ,



Overview of Canadian Environmental Law

Nov 19th, 2011 | By
Overview of Canadian Environmental Law

Canadian law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP has issued Blakes Guide to Environmental Law in Canada, an introductory summary of the principal laws and regulations of Canadian environmental law. The guide also provides an overview of environmental law in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia. Chapters include Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) Canadian
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Mexico: Environmental Due Diligence and the Mexican Waste Law

Nov 13th, 2010 | By
Mexico: Environmental Due Diligence and the Mexican Waste Law

Mexico’s General Law for Prevention and Integral Management of Wastes (the Mexican Waste Law) has had profound legal and financial consequences for property owners, buyers and tennants. Anyone with a vested interest in property ownership or management in Mexico should read this article about the new property liability requirements and associated impact on environmental due diligence. Some of the most noteworthy differences between the new and old regulations include […]