William Amos
William Amos is Director of the uOttawa-Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic, where he has taught as a part-time professor in both French and English since March 2007.

William manages a variety of litigation files and law reform projects, and has appeared before the Ontario Superior and Divisional Courts, the Quebec Superior Court, the Quebec Court of Appeal, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal. Most notable among his victories was when he represented interveners before the Supreme Court of Canada to uphold the right of Quebec residents to launch class action lawsuits for environmental nuisance. Will’s work focuses on the intersection of public law and tort law, and his most recent area of focus is the improvement of Canada’s offshore oil drilling rules.


Blog Entries by William Amos

Exposing the Blind Side of the Ethical Oil Campaign

91 Comments | Posted November 19, 2011 | 08:30:46 (EST)

It's unethical to allow caribou in Alberta to disappear under the boot print of unchecked tar sands developments. But the ethical oil campaign wants you to ignore that.

Proponents of the ethical oil argument want you to look away as the tar sands drive the...

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Gushing Oil Spills Drill Taxpayer Pockets

Posted May 29, 2011 | 10:00:00 (EST)

"Blowouts are very rare for the entire industry as well as for Imperial... the probability of a blowout is low -- one in 285,000." -- Imperial SSRW submission, March 2010.

Prior to April 20, 2010, the oil industry treated blowouts like rare events with a predictable level of risk.


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