Statement from Environmental Defence's Programs Director Keith Brooks on the Alberta Court of Appeal ruling that Canada’s carbon pricing law is unconstitutional

Feb 24, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – We are dismayed by today’s decision from the Court of Appeal of Alberta. But the ruling should not be interpreted as…Read More


Statement from Julia Levin on Teck Resources' Decision to Withdraw its Application for the Frontier Oilsands Mine

Feb 24, 2020

By withdrawing its application for the massive Frontier Mine, Teck Resources is acknowledging the market realities facing the fossil fuel sector: high-cost, high-carbon projects…Read More


Statement of Support for the Wet’suwet’en Nation

Feb 14, 2020

Environmental Defence extends our full support and solidarity to the people and the Hereditary Chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have been…Read More


Environmental Groups Reject Teck Frontier— With or Without Conditions

Feb 06, 2020

Approving the world’s largest oil sands mine with conditions would be a betrayal to the millions who voted from climate action, say environmental groups…Read More


Environmental groups urge the federal government to turn down Ontario’s weak plan to price industrial emissions

Feb 06, 2020

Ontario’s industrial carbon pricing plan is weaker than the federal system, and was tabled after the deadline set by Ottawa. Ottawa needs to stand…Read More


Statement from Vito Buonsante, Plastics Program Manager at Environmental Defence, on the federal government’s Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution

Jan 30, 2020

Toronto, Ont. – The federal government’s Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution confirms what we already know: plastic pollution is everywhere and that urgent…Read More


Environmental groups pleased Volkswagen prosecuted despite lack of appropriate fine

Jan 24, 2020

Sustained legal campaign by Environmental Defence and Ecojustice crucial to prosecution Toronto, Ont. – Environmental groups Ecojustice and Environmental Defence welcome the federal government’s…Read More


New online initiative shames companies for their poor efforts to reduce single-use plastics

Jan 15, 2020

Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Snapple, Loblaws, and Booster Juice are the first seven companies to be featured on the Plastic Wall of Shame…Read More


New Toxic Ten Guide of top chemicals for Canadians to avoid in skincare products

Jan 09, 2020

  Toronto, Ont. – Today, Environmental Defence launched its new Toxic Ten Skincare Guide to help Canadians make safer and more informed choices when…Read More


Statement by Sarah Buchanan, Clean Economy Program Manager, on the cancellation of the Hamilton LRT

Dec 16, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – Today, Hamilton residents learned that instead of getting desperately needed clean, comfortable rapid public transit, their long awaited LRT project’s funding…Read More