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Energy East pipeline must be restarted from scratch

New NEB panel must follow legal precedent, void proceedings to date.

New study: Fossil fuel subsidies drastically undermine carbon pricing in Canada

Billions in annual handouts to oil and gas producers act as a negative carbon price of $19/tonne of CO2, our latest report shows.

Thousands of tonnes of plastic end up in the Great Lakes each year

Just one more reason why Ontario needs a deposit return program for plastic bottles.

Fear and loathing on the carbon trail

Alberta and Ontario start pricing carbon pollution.

Canada must ban harmful triclosan

Feds should follow U.S. in banning hormone-disrupting chemical.

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William donates his 7th birthday!

William, 7,  recently made a difference and helped Environmental Defence's work with a donation through EchoAge. Thank you for your kindness and support, William!

Students fundraise while fighting plastic pollution

Meet a group of students that came up with a creative idea to reduce plastic waste. And they generously donated the proceeds to Environmental Defence!


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