Thursday, December 3, 2020

Tag: Environmental Defence

Ont. Gov. Proposes Legislation to Sidestep Clean Water Act

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The Ontario government has proposed legislative changes that will allow municipal and residential development to bypass protections granted in the Clean Water Act to...

Ont. Ministry of Health Changes E. coli Measurement Standard at Beaches

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Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has recently changed the measurement standard for E. coli at public beaches, permitting more of the bacteria...

Record Year for Eco-Certified Beaches and Marinas in Canada

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Environmental Defence is celebrating the end of winter with a record number of Canadian of beaches and marinas achieving the Blue Flag eco-certified designation. Overall,...

Tailings Pond Pollution Controls Are Effective, Feds Argue

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The federal government has submitted a statement regarding Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) oversight of tailings ponds in Alberta to the Commission for...

Ontario Proposes Great Lakes Protection Act

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The Ontario government has proposed a Great Lakes Protection Act, strategy, and support for local actions. Already, several groups have commented on the news. “Protecting the...

Great Lakes, Wasted

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More than 580 billion litres of drinking water, the equivalent of 236,000 Olympic swimming pools, are being wasted every year by homeowners in the...

Pollution Data Would Help Drinking Water Protection: Report

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Federal pollution data would give valuable additional information to the program created to protect sources of Ontarians' drinking water, says a new report from...

Leaking Legacy: Report

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Though Alberta's government has proclaimed it false, a new report from issued by Environmental Defence claims that over four billion litres of contaminated tailings...

Waterloo Region Sends Message to Water Bottlers

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Toronto, Ont.-Waterloo Region is the next in the growing list of municipalities taking steps to reducing bottled water use. Yesterday, the Planning and Works...

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