MEDIA RELEASE – A coalition of leading conservation groups is applauding a move by the federal government to settle an outstanding court case that may lead to enhanced protection for Canada’s endangered species.
Environmental groups filed a formal legal objection this week calling for the federal government to ban all brominated flame-retardants, a group of chemical known as Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs). The government’s recently proposed regulations for PBDEs fail to include the chemical’s most prevalent form, decaBDE, which is used in home electronics, textiles and furniture and is commonly found in household and office dust.
A group of leading Ontario environmental organizations today released detailed policy agendas for the province in six key areas: boreal forest protection, toxics, energy, Great Lakes protection, waste and recycling, and urban sprawl and the Greenbelt. [March 18, 2007]
Groups from across the province blasted the Ontario government or passing regulations that will weaken key environmental laws and allow massive incinerators to be fast-tracked without an environmental assessment and with little public consultation. [July 17, 2007]
A Provincial Court Judge today approved the charge laid against the GVRD and Province of BC for alleged pollution offences at the Iona sewage treatment plant. The charge was laid by environmental investigator Douglas Chapman, who is represented by Sierra Legal and supported by the T-Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation, Georgia Strait Alliance and the United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union – CAW. [March 22, 2007]
MEDIA RELEASE – Today, Ontario’s leading environmental groups are welcoming the McGuinty Government’s introduction of the new Endangered Species Act in the Legislature. [March 20, 2007]
Sierra Legal, on behalf of a coalition of environmental organizations, filed an application yesterday for a Federal Court judicial review of the Joint Panel report assessing the Imperial Oil Kearl Oil Sands project north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. [March 30, 2007]
Key aspects of environmental regulation from municipal to provincial lawmaking will be turned upside down on April 1st when the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) comes into force. [March 30, 2007]
Conservation groups responded to an alarming report released today that highlights a growing ecological crisis in Ontario’s Boreal Forest. [March 27, 2007]
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