As the climate crisis looms, why does Canadian oil and gas think it can keep expanding?

Dec 11, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Fossil Fuel Subsidies

  Expanding oil and gas production is undermining Canada’s ability to be a climate leader. And oil executives are successfully weakening and delaying Canadian…Read More


Is the Earth doomed? Not unless we let it - Responses to the Anthropocene

Nov 12, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Plastic Pollution

Have you heard about the ‘Anthropocene’?   It’s basically the idea that the Earth has been changed so completely and irreversibly by human activities that…Read More


What the media is missing about the new IPCC report: We shouldn’t give up.

Oct 15, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence

  Last week the most esteemed climate scientists in the world unveiled a new report that laid out the global impacts that we should…Read More


Beyond “Hothouse Earth”: Mourning is part of climate action, but then you have to get up again

Sep 25, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence

  A friend from British Columbia was in Ottawa for work recently. Pretty quickly the conversation came around to the summer of forest fires…Read More


If you care about climate change you should care about methane

Sep 06, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence

  If you care about climate change, you should care about oil and gas methane. If you care about human health, you should care…Read More


Good(ish) news! Our case against Alberta’s leaking tailings ponds will be investigated

Aug 30, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Environmental Defence, Toxics

  First the good news. The three NAFTA countries voted unanimously to allow an investigation to go forward on tar sands tailings ponds leaking…Read More


Charities and Public Policy: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

Jul 17, 2018 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

You may have seen that a small anti-poverty charity, Canada Without Poverty, won a landmark court challenge against the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regarding…Read More


Improvements to aggregate practices rely on voluntary efforts from the industry

Jul 06, 2018 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Environmental Defence, Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Changes in government bring uncertainty, and the aggregate (sand, stone…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


Our case against toxic tailings ponds is in front of NAFTA’s environmental arm right now

May 15, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Environmental Defence, Toxics

We finally may have forced the Canadian government to take its head out of the sand and deal with hazardous waste from the tar…Read More