Protecting the Environment in Ontario
In Ontario there are a number of regulations, both municipal and provincial, that are in place to limit what types of businesses are able to operate in the province and what types of emissions they are able to release into the environment.
The Environmental Protection Act (EPA) is the major piece of legislation that was put in place to limit the amount of pollution and other approved contaminants from being released into the air, land or water. In order to operate legally in the province, most industrial companies are required to show compliance with this act in order to gain approval. Compliance is mandatory for both private and public sector businesses.