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ERIS Originals

Environmental Consultant as Expert Witness

By Mark Sabourin - Opinions matter: ECs must not cross the line from expert to advocate.

Conducting a Better Phase I ESA

By Bill Leedham, P. Geo., CESA, QPESA - A few suggestions for practitioners to conduct better Phase I ESAs...

Data Overload and How to Manage It

By Bill Leedham, P. Geo., CESA, QPESA - It’s not enough to just obtain historical records or database information and include them as an appendix to an ESA report.

ERIS Updates

ERIS Celebrates 20 Years

ERIS celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. It's hard to believe how far we've come in 20 years!


ERIS Celebrates International Women’s Day

#BalanceforBetter is the theme for this year's International Women's Day, celebrated each year on March 8. ERIS employees stand together in balance to recognize this important day.


ERIS now gives you easy access to Deutschland!

The German Package is now available through ERIS.


ERIS is happy to celebrate GIS Day 2018!

GIS Day is an international opportunity for users to showcase how they use GIS technology and to learn about how others may use GIS.


Industry News

May 08, 2019

U.S. says it will complete Keystone XL environmental review

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. government attorneys say the Trump administration plans to finish a new environmental review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada even if a federal appeals court throws out a lawsuit that blocked the project.


May 03, 2019

New excess soil rules take a big step forward in Ontario

By Mark Sabourin: Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has released a plan to make it less costly for builders to reuse excess soil, more costly for builders and haulers who break soil management rules, and easier for developers to redevelop some brownfield sites.


Apr 18, 2019

Big Brother’s watching: Quebec calls on technology to track contaminated soil

By Mark Sabourin; Quebec will soon release a draft regulation that will require the real-time tracking of contaminated soil movement in the province, from excavation to final disposal...


Mar 08, 2019

Bill C-69 faces election deadline

By Mark Sabourin: The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources is taking Bill C-69 on the road...


Feb 27, 2019

B.C. faces possible $90 million tab for one company’s orphan wells

An energy company operating in B.C.’s northeast and now in receivership has left 300 to 500 wells facing possible designation as orphan – or abandoned – at a potential cost of $40 million to $90 million to the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC).