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Canada favours tar sands companies over human health

Nov 14, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

The federal government gives polluters a free pass while it ignores the high cancer rates among some Alberta Indigenous communities. That’s how I’d sum…Read More


A united front for stronger environmental laws

Nov 10, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Toxics

It was all hands on deck this week in our nation’s capital. Environmental Defence joined with seven other organizations in an all-out advocacy effort…Read More


California continues to lead the way on labelling toxics. What about Canada?

Nov 06, 2017 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Last month, the State of California enacted the first-of-its-kind law in North America to require the labelling of cleaning product ingredients. That’s right –…Read More


Alberta government gives Suncor a free pass on tailings, increases the liability of Albertans

Nov 02, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

Last week, the Alberta Energy Regular (AER) made a terrible decision that bowed to corporate power rather than protecting the environment and the public…Read More


Improving human health and cutting pollution are one and the same

Oct 27, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Toxics

Industrial pollution is killing people and making people sick—here in Canada and around the world. These are the tragic conclusions of a series of…Read More


New research finds that methane emissions can be reduced at little to no cost

Oct 24, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

The world’s leading energy think tank, the International Energy Agency, (IEA) released some startling findings this week showing that the global oil and gas industry…Read More


Ottawa considers strengthening Canada’s main toxics law

Oct 18, 2017 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

When it comes to protecting Canadians’ health and the environment from toxics, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is a key tool. This law…Read More


New scientific research puts urgency to reducing methane leaks from the oil and gas sector

Oct 18, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

The research published today in a prestigious scientific journal adds to the mounting evidence that methane emissions from Canada’s oil and gas companies are…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


Guilty but not charged: Why is Canada letting Volkswagen get away with its diesel car pollution scam?

Aug 03, 2017 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Toxics

Two years ago, Volkswagen (VW) was caught red-handed selling cars with software that surreptitiously turned off the pollution control equipment of over 11 million…Read More


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