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Exemptions from federal environmental review for oil and gas projects unjustified, say environmental groups

Dec 6, 2018

Ensuring federal assessment of high-carbon projects is critical if Canada is to step up Paris Agreement ambitions at COP 24  OTTAWA – Some of Canada’s largest and most polluting industrial projects may get a free pass on federal review under a new law if the government capitulates to industry demands, warn leading environmental groups. The…

STATEMENT: B.C. releases climate plan, Ecojustice reacts

Dec 5, 2018

VANCOUVER – The Government of British Columbia released its strategy for meeting its 2030 climate targets today. Ecojustice’s Alan Andrews issued the following statement in response: “The science tells us the single most important thing governments can do right now to protect human health is take urgent action on climate change. This is a credible,…

La Fondation David Suzuki et Ecojustice s’engagent dans une lutte juridique en faveur de la tarification du carbone

Nov 30, 2018

Les organismes s’unissent afin de protéger la santé et la sécurité de toute personne au Canada OTTAWA —La Fondation David Suzuki et Ecojustice ont annoncé aujourd’hui qu’elles se joindront à la bataille juridique pour défendre la tarification du carbone. Ce principe est un élément essentiel de la stratégie canadienne de réduction des émissions de gaz…

David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice enter legal fight to support carbon pricing

Nov 30, 2018

OTTAWA — The David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice announced today that they will enter the legal battle over carbon pricing. Carbon pricing is a necessary part of Canada’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb the negative environmental, physical and mental health effects caused by inaction on climate change. The Foundation, represented by Ecojustice,…

STATEMENT: Ecojustice reacts to Ford government’s climate change plan

Nov 29, 2018

TORONTO – Today the Ford government released its environment plan, including weakened targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario. Ecojustice’s Charles Hatt issued the following statement in response: “The plan unveiled by the Ford government today falls well short of delivering the climate solutions Ontarians are counting on to protect their health, security, and…

Statement: Environmental groups call on feds to step up B.C. caribou protections

Nov 19, 2018

VANCOUVER – Ecojustice lawyers, acting on behalf of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Greenpeace Canada, Wilderness Committee, and Wildsight, sent a letter to Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna on Friday, Nov. 16, urging her to implement protections for Southern Mountain caribou in British Columbia. The groups issued the following statement upon…

Canada’s approval of pollinator-killing pesticide violates federal law

Nov 19, 2018

Groups in court over neonicotinoid pesticide linked to declining pollinator populations TORONTO — Environmental groups are in Federal Court today to protect pollinators from a harmful neonicotinoid pesticide, Thiamethoxam, by challenging the lax oversight of Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). Lawyers from Ecojustice representing the David Suzuki Foundation, Friends of the Earth Canada, Ontario Nature…

STATEMENT: Doug Ford axes independent office of Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner

Nov 15, 2018

Devon Page, Executive Director of Ecojustice, made the following statement in response to the provincial government’s announcement that it intends to eliminate the independent office of the Environmental Commission of Ontario and will move it under the Auditor General’s office. “The Ford government has made a move against its environmental watchdog, and we’re left wondering what…

Environmental groups call for federal protection of Ontario’s boreal caribou

Nov 14, 2018

Iconic Canadian animal in jeopardy after a decade of mishandling by Ontario government For immediate release Nov 14, 2018 TORONTO – Three environmental groups are calling on the federal government to step in and protect boreal caribou critical habitat in two ranges in northern Ontario. On Nov 13, Ecojustice submitted a petition to the federal…

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