Five reasons why the Canadian government shouldn’t give more exemptions to polluting industries

Aug 08, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Let’s start here. It’s good that Canada will have a price on carbon across the country on January 1st, 2019. Making polluters pay for…Read More


Mexico’s methane regulations prove once again that Alberta’s approach is badly out of step

Jul 31, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

  Yesterday, Mexico joined a growing list of countries showing leadership on reducing harmful methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, by releasing…Read More


Algae, caused by climate change, is causing climate change

Jul 25, 2018 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Climate Change, Great Lakes

What does algae have to do with climate change? And nuclear power, you ask? Good questions!   Here’s the scoop: Algae has become the…Read More


Provincial opposition to carbon pricing is set to backfire

Jul 17, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

  Last week, P.E.I. became the third province to question the federal government’s plan to put a price on carbon emissions. The province put…Read More


Bill C-69, overhaul of energy project review process, one step closer to becoming law

Jun 21, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Wednesday, the House of Commons passed legislation that could improve Canada’s environmental laws and the energy project review process. In 2012, the previous government…Read More


What you need to know about Ontario’s carbon pricing drama

Jun 20, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  Premier-designate Doug Ford has promised to “scrap the carbon tax.” This promise has raised important concerns about how this will be achieved, and…Read More


5 Reasons Why Alberta Methane Regulations Don’t Cut It

May 31, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

  New analysis shows that Alberta’s draft methane regulations will achieve less than half of Alberta’s methane reduction goal. In fact, as our joint…Read More


It’s fast, healthy and fun: Why we love to bike to work

May 24, 2018 by Allen Braude (Communications Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

It comes as no surprise that many staff at Environmental Defence ride a bike to work. Some do it when the weather is warmer….Read More


It's time we stop wasting methane

May 17, 2018 by Joshua Buck (Alberta Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Have you heard about methane?   Methane is the main component of natural gas – the gas that heats our homes and creates 40…Read More


Everything you wanted to know about carbon pricing but were afraid to ask

May 16, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  As part of the efforts to combat climate change, governments around the world are putting a price on carbon, making polluters pay for…Read More