Toronto/Ottawa, Ont. – On September 22 and 23, the Supreme Court will hear challenges from Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan to the 2018 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, along with over 25 intervenors challenging or defending the Act. Environmental Defence is one of the intervenors defending the Act, which puts a levy on the use of fossil fuels in those provinces that do not have their own pricing system. We will be represented by the Canadian Environmental Law Association. Environmental Defence previously intervened in the hearings in Ontario and Saskatchewan, where the rulings upheld the 2018 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.

What: Environmental Defence spokespeople will be available for interviews about the Supreme Court carbon pricing hearing

When: Monday September 22 and Tuesday September 23. Environmental Defence’s intervention will be heard on September 23.

Where: Ottawa and Toronto

Who: Dale Marshall, National Climate Program Manager, Ottawa; Sarah Buchanan, Clean Economy Program Manager, Toronto

About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Allen Braude, Environmental Defence, abraude@environmentaldefence.ca