Richard King practises energy, Aboriginal and environmental law. Richard’s Aboriginal law practice focuses on consultation and accommodation of Aboriginal groups regarding large natural resource projects (primarily in the energy and mining sectors). He assists clients with advice on the duty to consult, the preparation of Aboriginal consultation policies and reports, and negotiating and developing impact benefit agreements.
He has been extensively involved in the Ontario energy sector for many years and advises clients on commercial and regulatory matters related to power project development, power trading and utility regulation. He also advises clients on power transmission and generation projects in Ontario and regularly appears on behalf of clients before the Ontario Energy Board and the National Energy Board in project approval and rate regulation matters.
Richard’s environmental practice focuses on the environmental aspects of major infrastructure projects, as well as toxic substance regulation and product stewardship matters. Richard is a former adjunct professor of Environmental Law at Western University.
- NextEra Energy Canada ULC in consultation matters and contractual arrangements with host Aboriginal communities regarding the development of NextEra’s eight wind farms in southern Ontario.
- Association of Power Producers of Ontario in the Ontario Energy Board proceeding to set export transmission service rates in Ontario.
- Electricity Distributors Association in negotiations with Ontario Power Authority to conclude Master Agreement governing the creation and delivery of conservation and demand management programs in Ontario.
- Natural Resource Gas Limited in its application to Ontario Energy Board to renew contested gas distribution franchise agreement with Town of Aylmer.
- Five Nations Energy Inc. in all regulatory and rate matters related to the development and construction of a greenfield power transmission project along the James Bay coast to connect remote First Nation communities.
- Cliff Natural Resources in connection with Aboriginal consultation associated with chromite mine in northern Ontario.
- American retail products distributor regarding cross-Canada product stewardship obligations.
- NextBridge Infrastructure LP in connection with Aboriginal consultation and participation in relation to 400 km power.
- TransAlta Energy Corporation in obtaining regulatory and environmental approvals associated with the construction and operation of its 660 MW Sarnia Regional Cogeneration Project.