The Long Road to Green(er) Gravel

Mar 21, 2016 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Four years ago, I joined a meeting of fellow environmentalists, members of local community groups, and representatives of aggregate companies operating here in Ontario….Read More


More Conservation, Less Pollution. Hurray!

Jan 29, 2016 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Climate Change

Last week, we chalked up a win on climate change in Ontario. It’s not the kind of thing that grabs headlines. It’s likely that…Read More


Ontario’s climate strategy takes shape: Part 2

Dec 22, 2015 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

There’s been such a flurry of activity and announcements on climate change over the last month that it’s been hard to stay on top…Read More


Ontario’s climate strategy takes shape: Part 1- cap-and-trade

Nov 30, 2015 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Last week, Ontario unveiled some of its thinking on the upcoming cap-and-trade program, a key component of the province’s climate change strategy. And on…Read More


Ontario’s $2 Billion Question

Nov 06, 2015 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Ontario has announced it is bringing in a cap-and-trade system as part of its climate strategy. Cap-and-trade is one of the main ways governments…Read More


A Win! Hillary Clinton says “no” to Keystone XL

Sep 24, 2015 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

After a long-standing silence on Keystone XL, Hillary Clinton, the U.S. presidential front runner, has come out opposing the pipeline proposal to carry tar…Read More


Five things you need to know about cap-and-trade

Apr 29, 2015 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Now that Ontario has announced it’s going to put a price on carbon by implementing a cap-and-trade program, there have been a lot of…Read More


It’s official: Ontario takes climate action, commits to cap-and-trade system

Apr 14, 2015 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

We know that urgent climate action is needed. That’s why 25,000 people took to the streets of Quebec City this week. And that’s why…Read More


50 plus organizations unite to support climate action in Ontario

Apr 08, 2015 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Ontario is already a leader on climate action. Now the province is ready to go further. Some months ago, the province committed to developing…Read More


Clean Water and a Clean Economy: We need both

Mar 20, 2015 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Great Lakes

For Canada Water Week, March 16-22, Environmental Defence is celebrating water! Each day this week, we’re posting a new blog that will explore how…Read More