Environmental Permissions

In Canada, complying with environmental laws and regulations can be a daunting, cumbersome, and resource-intensive challenge. Seeking environmental approvals, permits, and licenses requires a strong understanding of federal and provincial laws and regulations, as well as municipal by-laws, that together form a complex and overlapping maze of legal rules. To operate absent all necessary environmental approvals, permits, and licenses is unlawful and can give rise to civil lawsuits, regulatory orders, regulatory prosecutions, and reputational risk. Obtaining environmental approvals often involves know-how about the intersection of engineering, science, and the law.

Environmental permissions expertise

At Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers, our lawyers guide clients through environmental processes. We help new businesses identify and obtain all necessary environmental regulatory approvals. We help existing companies negotiate reasonable approval terms with regulators across Canada. Our environmental lawyers assist with negotiating approval terms and conditions, developing alternative compliance options, and breaking through regulatory log jams.

When resolution is not possible, our lawyers represent clients at environmental approval hearings, advocating on behalf of clients and their interests. Our environmental litigators appeal regulatory refusals or unreasonable approval, permit and license terms and conditions before administrative law tribunals and the courts.

Contact our environmental lawyers today

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers has offices in Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, and Yellowknife. Our lawyers are called to the Bar in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Ontario.

To speak with an environmental lawyer, contact us today.