Environmental Defence’s “Great Canadian Migrations” satirical video says grave risks posed by TransCanada’s proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline include climate change and oil spills
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The Greenbelt Alliance wants better protection for the ecologically sensitive area, which remains at risk from sprawl, mega-highways and contaminated soil.
Map of Greenbelt and other protected lands in Southern Ontario.
SOUTHERN ONTARIO’S 7,200 square kilometre Greenbelt and the prime farmland and headwaters it contains remain at significant risk from expanding urban . . . → Read More: reeves report: Loopholes threaten Ontario Greenbelt
In what appears to be “Shame on You, Canada” Day, the Guardian has a damning piece on how the Harper regime is intent on severing Canada’s First Nations from their rightful claims to ancestral lands.
First Nations have been emboldened by this summer’s Supreme Court of Canada William decision, which recognized the aboriginal title of . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Dispossession by Negotiation – Harper’s Approach to Native Land Rights
A STANDOFF IS BREWING east of Toronto in the Rouge Valley between Queen’s Park and the federal government over the proposed Rouge National Urban Park.
Ontario Infrastructure Minister Brad Duguid made it clear to federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq that the province would not hand 5,400 acres of land it owns, stretching from Lake Ontario . . . → Read More: reeves report: Ontario and Ottawa face off over fate of Rouge Park lands
While Canada and the U.S. have the same official carbon reduction target, the U.S. is on track to meet its target while Canada continues to slide further and further behind.
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Do not go gentle into that good night.Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
– Dylan Thomas
I have now passed seven years of my ‘official’ retirement; it will be eight years this June since it actually began, given that I took a six-month leave before starting to draw my pension. According . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Peace Of Mind: An Elusive State
The Ontario Energy Board gave approval late Thursday afternoon to Enbridge Gas Distribution’s $686.5 million GTA Project aiming to carry natural gas across the top of Toronto.
The project, consisting of two segments of pipeline stretching 50 kilometres from a compressor station in Milton into Scarborough where it will link up with other Enbridge pipelines, . . . → Read More: the reeves report: Enbridge’s GTA pipeline project gets greenlight
President Barack Obama (Photo: Pete Souza)
In his much-anticipated speech on climate change and the environment this week, US President Barack didn’t exactly kill TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline as environmentalists had hoped. He simply stated that Keystone should only be approved if it doesn’t lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: President Obama showed leadership on climate change: Environmental Defence
by: Environmental Defence | Press Release:
TORONTO, June 26, 2013 – A new report with first of its kind data which demonstrates Canadian children are born pre-polluted was released today.
The new report Pre-Polluted: A Report on Toxic Substances in the Umbilical Cord Blood of Canadian Newborns found that Canadian babies are being . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian children are born pre-polluted with toxic chemicals: Report
Enbridge buried pipeline marker – east Toronto. Credit: Adam Scott/Environmental Defence.
Federal opposition MPs and environmental groups are crying foul over what they see as the government’s attempt to curtail public comment on Enbridge’s proposed 639-km Line 9 reversal pipeline route through southern Ontario and into Quebec.
Tucked away in last spring’s Bill . . . → Read More: the reeves report: National Energy Board commenting rules ‘undemocratic’
Rules “a consequence of weakened federal environmental laws under Bill C-38″ By: Greenpeace Canada & Environmental Defence | Press Release: TORONTO, ON, Apr 5, 2013 – New undemocratic rules are creating a barrier to public participation in upcoming National Energy Board (NEB) hearings into the proposal for Enbridge’s Line 9 oil pipeline. […]
The post . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: New undemocratic rules barrier to public participation in Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline hearings
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Last Friday’s ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline disaster in Mayflower, Arkansas, should warn Canadians against Enbridge’s proposed Line 9 project, says Environmental Defence. The Pegasus pipeline raptured and spilled more than 318,000 litres of tar sands oil into a local neighborhood and near a lake. Local residents had to be . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Exxon’s tar sands oil spill shows risks of Enbridge’s Line 9 project for Ontario and Quebec