Posted on October 16, 2017 (updated: June 20, 2019)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ecojustice available for comment on Ontario’s announcement to fund Chemical Valley health study

TORONTO— The Ontario government has committed to fund a health study examining the air pollution effects of Sarnia’s Chemical Valley on residents.

Following a Global News investigation that revealed a troubling trend of spills, leaks and flaring incidents in Chemical Valley, the province committed to studying localized impacts.

Ecojustice has been working for environmental justice in Chemical Valley for more than a decade. This year, Ecojustice lawyers are representing Ada Lockridge who is taking the Ontario government to court for delaying its review of how it regulates cumulative emissions in communities like Aamjiwnaang First Nation that are located near multiple major industrial emitters.

Ecojustice lawyer Kaitlyn Mitchell, and Program Director of Healthy Communities Elaine MacDonald are available for comment about today’s announcement, and our ongoing work for better laws and enforcement against harmful pollution in Chemical Valley.

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