MEDIA RELEASE – Canadian municipalities representing a population of over five million people today formally petitioned the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce contaminant emissions from the 150 coal-fired power plants in seven Midwestern states. The petition focuses on emissions from the plants – among the oldest and dirtiest in the U.S. – that cause smog and climate change impacts in Canada.
MEDIA RELEASE – A Provincial Court Judge ruled today that a private prosecution against the Greater Vancouver Regional District and the Province of BC can go ahead.
Great Lakes Sewage Report Card analyzes twenty cities in the Great Lakes basin and grades them based on how well they manage their sewage
MEDIA RELEASE – The public should be making a big noise over proposed seismic blasting that may injure or even kill marine life on the B.C. coast. [December 14, 2006]
MEDIA RELEASE – A coalition of environmental groups filed a complaint under Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights today, calling for reforms to provincial laws that allow potentially destructive mining proposals to be approved – leading to the destruction of pristine wilderness areas and causing serious air and water pollution problems in the province.
MEDIA RELEASE – A coalition of leading conservation groups today filed a lawsuit against Environment Minister Rona Ambrose for her ministry’s refusal to identify critical habitat in the recovery strategy of an endangered bird, the Piping Plover.
MEDIA RELEASE – An overwhelming majority of British Columbians want the province to enact climate change legislation with mandatory targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new province-wide survey. [January 2 2007]
MEDIA RELEASE – In a letter submitted today to the federal Parliamentary Committee responsible for reviewing Bill C-30 – the proposed Clean Air Act – a group of eight environmental organizations are calling for the Committee to begin consideration of the Bill immediately.
MEDIA RELEASE – Canada’s leading environmental law organization, Sierra Legal, joined forces today with the Petitcodiac Riverkeeper in an on-going legal battle to protect New Brunswick’s Petitcodiac River from toxic pollution. The groups will be in court in Moncton tomorrow, Tuesday December 19, 2006, to support the federal government in its bid to hold Gemtec Limited accountable for pollution of the Petitcodiac.
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