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Clean Economy Alliance supports Ontario linking its cap-and-trade market with Quebec and California

Toronto, Ont. – The Clean Economy Alliance welcomes today’s announcement of Ontario’s planned cap-and-trade market linkage with California and Quebec under the Western Climate Initiative. The multi-sector coalition of over 100 prominent Ontario businesses and organizations recognizes that linkage is... Read More

New report shreds pro-pipeline myths

Building pipelines to tidewater—like Energy East—will not fetch higher prices for tar sands oil. And we don’t need more tar sands pipelines to supply oil to a global economy that must rapidly move away from fossil fuels. These are the... Read More

CME congratulates Canadian and EU governments for CETA provisional application

TORONTO (September 21, 2017) — Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) congratulate the Canadian and European Union (EU) governments for the prov… ... Read More

Statement from environmental and health groups on Ontario’s investigation into Volkswagen’s emissions scandal

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ECOJUSTICE, AND CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT For immediate release: September 20, 2017   Statement from environmental and health groups on Ontario’s investigation into Volkswagen’s emissions scandal Toronto, Ont. – Environmental and health groups applaud the Ontario... Read More

Read all about it! Young Reporters interview David Suzuki, Elizabeth May and more at an international conference

Some of our Young Reporters for the Environment practiced their reporting skills during the recent World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC). The conference, which brought together educators and thought-leaders in environmental education from across the globe, took place Sept. 9-15 in... Read More

Statement on the release of the draft Regional Transportation Plan

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2017 Statement by Tim Gray, Executive Director of Environmental Defence on the release of the draft Regional Transportation Plan by Metrolinx Toronto, Ont. – Environmental Defence congratulates Metrolinx on the release of the draft Regional... Read More

Another strong Ontario cap-and-trade auction means $525 million more for green investments

  Ontario’s third cap-and-trade auction just sold out, raising another $525 million for climate action. Previous auctions in April and June have already raised almost $1 billion, meaning a total of almost $1.5 billion this year will be directly invested... Read More

Isn’t it time that electric public transit returns to Ontario?

Drivers, transit users, cyclists and walkers, no matter how you move in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), the Big Move Regional Transportation Plan review affects you. The Plan affects transportation planning from Toronto’s Lakeshore to Barrie, from Niagara... Read More

This Saturday, volunteers will get the butts off of Kew-Balmy Beach

For immediate release: September 12, 2017 Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: This Saturday, volunteers will get the butts off of Kew-Balmy Beach The event, taking place on International Coastal Cleanup Day, will educate beachgoers about the problem of cigarette butt litter Toronto,... Read More

Is TransCanada preparing to pull the plug on Energy East?

Big news! Yesterday, TransCanada asked the National Energy Board (NEB) to suspend its review of Energy East. TransCanada, the company behind the Energy East, says it wants an extra 30 days to study the NEB’s new requirements for its review... Read More

Statement by Environmental Defence’s Patrick DeRochie on TransCanada’s request to suspend the Energy East pipeline review

Toronto, Ont. – It seems that TransCanada finally realizes that Energy East is nothing more than a pipe dream. The project is incompatible with Canada’s climate commitments, makes no economic sense in a carbon constrained world, and faces too much... Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: Environmental Defence spokesperson available for interviews at the IPCC meeting in Montreal

Toronto, Ont. – Environmental Defence is attending the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting starting today in Montreal. The IPCC is an international, scientific body that brings together hundreds of the world’s foremost experts on climate change. At this... Read More

When will Ontario get with the (deposit return) program and tackle plastic pollution? Scotland announces they’re already on it.

Earlier this week, Scotland took a huge step towards reducing plastic pollution. The Scottish government announced they will design and introduce a deposit return program for beverage containers. There is no doubt about it – this win resulted from the... Read More

Albertans want strong methane regulations for the oil and gas sector

Those who live in Alberta  — a province with a large oil and gas industry — agree that regulating pollutants like methane is better than expecting oil and gas companies to reduce them voluntarily…and that regulations should meet the strictest... Read More

Why is nothing being done about toxic tailings ponds leaking into Alberta rivers?

The volume of tailings ponds from tar sands development has now exceeded a trillion litres…and growing. That’s the conclusion from recently published research. A tar sands facility and tailings ponds.   Citizens in Alberta and across Canada are rightly concerned.... Read More

CME Survey: Women in Manufacturing. Have your Say

Help Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and our partners support, promote and inspire women to pursue careers in manufacturing. Did you know… ... Read More

The launch of GreenON puts Ontario’s climate plan into action

The wait is finally over. With the launch of the Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) this morning, Ontarians can now access programs that will help them reduce carbon pollution in their homes and businesses. GreenON was promised in Ontario’s Climate Change... Read More

Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans: The keys to creating the livable communities we want to live in

More than 12 years ago, urban sprawl and gridlock in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were completely out of control and rapid development threatened the region’s water and food sources. That’s why the provincial government stepped in and brought smarter... Read More

NEB will consider carbon pollution in its review of Energy East

Apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks. Yesterday, the National Energy Board (NEB) finally listened to Canadians and ruled that it will take into account climate pollution in its review of Energy East. This is the first time... Read More

Canada’s latest human biomonitoring report shows need to protect Canadians from toxics

For immediate release: August 24, 2017 Canada’s latest human biomonitoring report shows urgent need for action to protect Canadians from toxic chemicals The report is the latest evidence that stronger federal laws are needed to reduce Canadians’ exposure to toxics... Read More