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Listening to concerns about pits and quarries in Ontario

Nov 30, 2017 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Environmental Defence, Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Environmental Defence has fought a lot of bad pits and…Read More


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


Beach Love is Worldwide: Top 3 Lessons Learned from Blue Flag International

Nov 03, 2017 by Kelsey Scarfone (Blue Flag Program Manager)

Categories: Blue Flag, Environmental Defence

You may know about Blue Flag from your favorite Ontario beach or marina. But, did you know that Blue Flag is an international program?…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


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


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


Year in review: 2016 was a great year thanks to you!

Dec 16, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

As 2016 draws to a close, I am awed by how much we’ve accomplished together this past year. When we started the year, we…Read More


Protecting free speech by modernizing charity laws

Dec 08, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence

It’s not every day that the editorial boards of the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail agree. But that’s exactly what happened this…Read More


There is too much momentum behind environmental protection for one man to stop it

Nov 09, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Energy East, Environmental Defence, Great Lakes, Greenbelt, Smart Growth, Toxics

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Canadians may be feeling a bit down…Read More


Students’ creative fundraising project reduces plastic pollution

Oct 26, 2016 by Janet Patterson (Engagement Manager)

Categories: Environmental Defence

Who doesn’t love an opportunity to help the environment while drinking a delicious chilled beverage at the same time? A group of students in…Read More


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