CEC Secretariat releases report on Alberta (Canada) Oil Sands Tailings Ponds

September 4, 2020

Alberta Tailings Ponds II Montreal, 4 September 2020—Today, the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) made public the Alberta Tailings Ponds II Factual Record, after the CEC Council voted to authorize its release. This report is the result of the CEC’s Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM) process, which allows citizens and organizations across North America to […]

CEC receives submission on Barred Owl lethal takes in US

October 10, 2019

Montreal, 10 October 2019—On 30 September 2019, the Friends of Animals (the “Submitter”) filed a submission with the CEC Secretariat, asserting that the United States is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with respect to the lethal take of protected barred owls. In submission SEM-19-004 (Barred Owl), the Submitter asserts that the United States Fish and Wildlife […]

CEC receives submission on cross border water pollution in Lake Memphremagog

July 12, 2019

Montreal, 12 July 2019—On 5 July 2019, the organization Memphremagog Conservation Inc. (the “Submitter”) filed a submission with the CEC Secretariat, asserting that both the United States and Canada are failing to effectively enforce environmental laws with respect to water pollution in Lake Memphremagog, which straddles the US/Canadian border in northern Vermont/southern Quebec. In submission SEM-19-003 (Lake Memphremagog), the Submitter […]

CEC receives submission on the City Park project in León, Guanajuato

May 1, 2019

Montreal, 1 May 2019—On 16 April 2019, the organization Acción Colectiva Socioambiental, A.C. (the “Submitter”), filed a submission with the CEC Secretariat, asserting that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with respect to the City Park project in the city of León, Guanajuato, Mexico. In submission SEM-19-002 (City Park Project), the Submitter asserts […]

Updates on Submissions Filed with the Secretariat

March 1, 2019

Montreal, 28 February 2019—The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is moving forward with submissions on enforcement matters that have been filed with the CEC Secretariat. Alberta Tailings Ponds II Update: The CEC Secretariat is developing a factual record in accordance with Council Resolution 18-01. The CEC Secretariat is developing a factual record, pursuant to the […]

CEC receives a submission on an electric power transmission line project in the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec

December 12, 2018

Montreal, 12 December 2018—On 7 December, the Citizen Advisory Committee of Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard (Comité aviseur de citoyens de Saint-Adolphe d’Howard) and a group of residents (the “Submitters”) filed a submission with the CEC Secretariat, asserting that the province of Quebec is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with respect to a 40km electric power transmission line […]

CEC receives a submission on a tourism development project in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

November 15, 2018

Montreal, 15 November 2018—On 9 November, an organization in Mexico (the “Submitter”) filed a submission with the CEC Secretariat, asserting that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce environmental laws with respect to the Chileno Bay Club tourism development located in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. In submission SEM-18-004 (Chileno Bay Club), the submitter maintains that the project […]

CEC receives a submission on hydraulic fracturing in Nuevo Leon, Mexico

October 9, 2018

Montreal, 9 October 2018—On 3 October 2018, a resident from the municipality of Los Ramones in the State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico (the “Submitter”) filed a submission with the CEC Secretariat, asserting that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce environmental laws with respect to hydraulic fracturing operations which are now causing harm to the health […]

CEC Council Votes for the Publication of the Agricultural Burning in Sonora Factual Record

September 20, 2018

Montreal, 20 September 2018—The Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) voted unanimously to instruct the CEC Secretariat to publish the factual record—available in English, Spanish and French—with regard to Submission SEM-16-001 (Agricultural Burning in Sonora). The Submission asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce provisions of the Environmental Protection Regulation (Reglamento de Equilibrio […]

CEC Council votes for the development of a factual record concerning the Alberta Tailing Ponds II submission

August 22, 2018

Montreal, 22 August 2018—The Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) unanimously voted, in Council Resolution 18-01, to instruct the Secretariat of the CEC to develop a factual record with regard to Submission SEM-17-001 (Alberta Tailings Ponds II). The Submission asserted that Canada is failing to effectively enforce subsection 36(3) of the federal Fisheries […]

CEC receives a submission on Mexico City Metrobús Line 7 Project

February 6, 2018

Montreal, 6 February 2018—On 2 February 2018, Academia Mexicana de Derecho Ambiental and La Voz de Polanco (the “Submitters”) filed a submission with the CEC Secretariat, asserting that Mexican federal authorities, the government of Mexico City (CDMX), and three of its boroughs are failing to effectively enforce environmental laws with respect to the construction of Line 7 of the bus rapid […]