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A message from Devon Page, executive director

A message from Devon Page, executive director

When we look back on what we have achieved for environmental protection over the past 25 years, we know we are ready for the challenges that lay ahead.

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A day in court to defend species

A day in court to defend species

Posted by Megan Bradfield at Jan 27, 2015 03:00 AM |
Filed under: Endangered Species Act

Ecojustice lawyers, on behalf of Wildlands’ League and Ontario Nature, took the Ontario government to court for a regulation that guts our Endangered Species Act.

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A dark day for Sydney residents & environmental justice in Canada

A dark day for Sydney residents & environmental justice in Canada

Rejection of Sydney tar ponds class action clear example of why we need laws that recognize and protect our right to a healthy environment.

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Toxic dirt threatens Ontario rural communities and the environment

Toxic dirt threatens Ontario rural communities and the environment

Posted by Kimberly Shearon at Jan 23, 2015 11:17 AM |
Filed under: Ontario, Laura Bowman, B.C.

We're calling for a public, transparent accountable regulatory system for contaminated soil.

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When Big Oil knocks on the door, keep this in mind

When Big Oil knocks on the door, keep this in mind

Helpful tips for landowners when oil and gas companies want access to their private land.

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When Mother Earth has nothing left to give, we need to slow down

When Mother Earth has nothing left to give, we need to slow down

Posted by Kimberly Shearon at Jan 16, 2015 06:00 AM |

U.S. tribes share deep knowledge, grave warnings in Kinder Morgan testimonies

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Guest blog: Year-end announcement is a gift for the Beaufort Sea

Guest blog: Year-end announcement is a gift for the Beaufort Sea

Posted by Kimberly Shearon at Jan 15, 2015 09:00 AM |
Filed under: Arctic drilling

Good news for the Arctic - A major oil company is abandoning its proposal to circumvent a longstanding safety requirement for Arctic drilling

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You can help protect bees in Ontario!

You can help protect bees in Ontario!

Posted by Megan Bradfield at Jan 12, 2015 05:40 AM |

The Province of Ontario is asking for your opinion on whether to protect bees and other pollinators from harmful chemical pesticides. Send a comment to show your support.

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Charge laid against Shell Canada for refinery spill in “Chemical Valley”

Charge laid against Shell Canada for refinery spill in “Chemical Valley”

Posted by imiron at Jan 08, 2015 11:31 AM |

Almost two years after a Shell Canada refinery released a toxic soup of chemicals into the air around its refinery in Sarnia’s “Chemical Valley,” Ontario's Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has laid a charge against the company.

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Why we’re saying ‘no’ to dirty coal and taking a stand for our communities

Why we’re saying ‘no’ to dirty coal and taking a stand for our communities

Posted by Kimberly Shearon at Jan 02, 2015 06:00 AM |
Filed under: Climate Change, coal

Meet two of the clients we're representing in our coal case, Christine and Paula.

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Bill C-46: What it means for pipelines, polluters and you

Bill C-46: What it means for pipelines, polluters and you

Posted by Kimberly Shearon at Dec 19, 2014 06:00 AM |

Proposed pipeline liability regime steps in the right direction, but leaves too much wiggle room for polluters.

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Want to make polluters pay? – opt for a carbon tax over cap & trade

Want to make polluters pay? – opt for a carbon tax over cap & trade

Posted by Kimberly Shearon at Dec 18, 2014 06:00 AM |

Why a national carbon tax could be a simple, transparent and effective way to address climate change.

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Environmental rights = human rights

Environmental rights = human rights

Posted by Kimberly Shearon at Dec 10, 2014 06:00 AM |

Today (December 10) is Human Rights Day. And at Ecojustice, we believe that environmental rights are human rights.

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Defending Ontario Wetlands and Lake Simcoe from housing developments

Defending Ontario Wetlands and Lake Simcoe from housing developments

Posted by Laura Bowman at Dec 08, 2014 08:00 AM |

Ecojustice lawyer Laura Bowman explains how she's helping the South Lake Simcoe Naturalists save important wetlands like the North Gwillimbury Forest.

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Cheers! Ontario takes action to limit water transfers within the Great Lakes Basin

Cheers! Ontario takes action to limit water transfers within the Great Lakes Basin

Posted by Anastasia Lintner at Dec 04, 2014 08:25 AM |

Learn why stricter requirements for taking water from the Great Lakes Basin will help "protect and restore the integrity" of this important resource.

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Groups weighing options after ruling on Darlington nuclear refurbishment

Groups weighing options after ruling on Darlington nuclear refurbishment

Posted by Kaitlyn Mitchell at Dec 03, 2014 09:50 AM |

Ecojustice lawyer Kaitlyn Mitchell explains the Federal Court's decision on the Darlington Nuclear Refurbishment. She also shares an update on the Darlington Nuclear New Build case.

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Reviewing Ontario’s proposal to reduce neonicotinoid pesticide use

Reviewing Ontario’s proposal to reduce neonicotinoid pesticide use

Ecojustice articling student Kristen Sivertz looks at Ontario's plan to restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been identified as a key factor in the decline of bees.

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Alberta’s ever-growing inactive well problem

Alberta’s ever-growing inactive well problem

Posted by Kimberly Shearon at Nov 26, 2014 07:00 AM |

Not-so-fun fact: There are 80,000 inactive wells in Alberta, nearly half of which fail to meet regulatory standards

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Ecojustice supports fight for safe drinking water in Nova Scotia

Ecojustice supports fight for safe drinking water in Nova Scotia

Posted by Kaitlyn Mitchell at Nov 20, 2014 07:00 AM |

Lawyer Kaitlyn Mitchell reflects on a trip to Harrietsfield, Nova Scotia, where she's helping residents battle groundwater contamination from a construction and demolition recycling facility.

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Why we're standing up for Canada's right to a healthy environment

Why we're standing up for Canada's right to a healthy environment

The right to a healthy environment in Canada is a big idea whose time has finally come.

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