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PAST DUE: Tallying the Costs of Oil and Gas Cleanup in Canada

The cost to clean up the environmental mess caused by Canada’s oil and gas industry is $123 billion and could grow to over $220 billion by 2040. Unless governments force oil and gas companies to set aside part of their massive profits to cover cleanup costs, the Canadian public will on the hook for the bill.


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Reports & Guides By Issue

Our work is based on research, science, and a strong understanding of the facts. Below you will find our archive of reports, guides and media backgrounders that are available for download. You can find our government submissions here.

ENDING CLIMATE CHANGE
report: Two Steps Back: How BC’s fossil fuel subsidies lock in carbon emissions (2019)
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report: The Biggest Barrier to Climate Action in Canada: The Oil and Gas Lobby (2019)
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report: Risking It All: How Export Development Canada’s For Fossil Fuels Drives Climate Change (2018)
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report: Public Cash for Oil and Gas: Mapping Federal Fiscal Support for Fossil Fuels (2018)
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report: #StopFundingFossils: New poll shows Canadians want to end public subsidies for oil and gas companies (2018)
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report: The Elephant in the Room: Canada’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies (2016)
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PROTECTING ONTARIO'S ENVIRONMENT
report: DEVELOPING DISASTER (2023)
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report: Review of Existing Housing Unit Capacity Identified in Municipal Land Needs Assessments (2023)
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report: HIGHWAY 413: The Road to our Ruin (2022)
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report: The Freight Escape How to Get Trucks Off the 401 Without Blowing a Hole in the Greenbelt (2023)
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report: HOT HOT AIR (and other gases): A REVIEW OF THE PAST FOUR YEARS OF ONTARIO’S CLIMATE CHANGE (IN)ACTION (2022)
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backgrounder: Backgrounder: Housing Affordability and Provincial-Municipal Housing Summit
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report: Paving Paradise: The Impact of Highway 413 on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Air Pollution and Suburban Sprawl (2021)
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report: Is Building Highway 413 the Best Option for Moving People & Goods in the GTA West Region? (2020)
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report: Read the expert panel study the government doesn’t want you to see!
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SAFEGUARDING FRESHWATER
report: CLOSING ENBRIDGE’S LINE 5 PIPELINE (2022)
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backgrounder: Bringing biodiversity home: COP15 expectations for Canada (2022)
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guide: Bringing biodiversity home: COP15 expectations for Canada (2022)
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backgrounder: Enbridge’s Line 5 – The pipeline’s ongoing environmental risks to the Great Lakes and the climate (2021)
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report: Protecting and Restoring the Ecological Health of Our Waters (2017)
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report: Expectations for Domestic Action Plans under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (2016)
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guide: The Problem With Bottled Water (2016)
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report: Energy East – A Threat to Our Drinking Water (2016)
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report: Report: CLEAN, NOT GREEN: Tackling Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes (2014)
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ENDING PLASTIC POLLUTION
backgrounder: Massive waste incinerator expansion proposed for Brampton (2023)
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report: Left Holding the Bag (2023)
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report: Recycling Failure (2022)
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report: Plastic Pollution in Canada (2020)
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report: Talking Trash (2018)
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backgrounder: Incineration is not recycling (2018)
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report: Turning the Plastic Tide (2016)
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KICKING OUT TOXIC CHEMICALS
backgrounder: Canada’s PFAS Problem: Barriers and Opportunities for Action (2024)
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backgrounder: Moving forward on CEPA modernization: Key provisions in Bill S-5 (2023)
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backgrounder: Canada, Come Clean: products labelling and our weak toxics law (2023)
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backgrounder: Bringing biodiversity home: COP15 expectations for Canada (2022)
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report: PASSING THE BUCK (2022)
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report: The hidden cost of receipts: How BPA and BPS find their way into our bodies (2019)
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report: What’s in your lunch? How glyphosate finds its way into food (2018)
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report: Full disclosure: The case for stronger product labelling (2017)
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report: Buyers Beware (2016)
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backgrounder: Canada’s PFAS Problem: Barriers and Opportunities for Action (2024)
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backgrounder: Massive waste incinerator expansion proposed for Brampton (2023)
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backgrounder: Backgrounder: COP28 – Expectations for Canada (2023)
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backgrounder: Backgrounder: Proposed Amendments to Bill C-50: The Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act (2023)
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backgrounder: Backgrounder: Suncor’s CEO Rich Kruger to Testify Before Parliament (2023)
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backgrounder: Briefing – Zero-Emission Vehicle Sales Regulation: Expectations For Canada’s Plan to Phase Out the Sale of New Gasoline Cars by 2035 (2023)
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backgrounder: Canada’s Sustainable Jobs Legislation – Fall 2023 (2023)
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backgrounder: Expectations for the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit (2023)
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backgrounder: Canada Needs a Robust and Ambitious Emissions Cap on the Oil & Gas Sector (2023)
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