New report shreds pro-pipeline myths

Sep 21, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

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…Read More

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

Sep 20, 2017 by Jen Mayville (Communications Manager)

Categories: YRE News

Some of our Young Reporters for the Environment practiced their reporting skills during the recent World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC). The conference, which brought…Read More

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

Sep 14, 2017 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy

  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…Read More

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

Sep 12, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Smart Growth Consultant)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Drivers, transit users, cyclists and walkers, no matter how you move in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), the Big Move Regional Transportation…Read More

Is TransCanada preparing to pull the plug on Energy East?

Sep 08, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: 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,…Read More

When will Ontario get with the (deposit return) program?

Sep 06, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Earlier this week, Scotland took a huge step towards reducing plastic pollution. The Scottish government announced they will design and introduce a deposit return…Read More

Albertans want strong methane regulations for the oil and gas sector

Sep 06, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Those who live in Alberta  — a province with a large oil and gas industry — agree that regulating pollutants like methane is better…Read More

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

Sep 05, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Toxics

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.  …Read More

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

Aug 30, 2017 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

The wait is finally over. With the launch of the Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) this morning, Ontarians can now access programs that will help…Read More

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

Aug 29, 2017 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

More than 12 years ago, urban sprawl and gridlock in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were completely out of control and rapid development threatened…Read More