Atmosphere & Energy
It has been a busy few weeks here in Ottawa and across the country. People everywhere are talking about devastating changes to environmental law and regulation (Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Fisheries Act) undemocratically crammed into the federal budget.... Read more »
When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Friday, May 18
Where: Foran Room, St. John’s City Hall, St. John’s, NL
The proposed Muskrat Falls hydro development project has spurred considerable debate about the future of energy production and consumption in our province. This public forum is meant to contribute to this discussion and present information on the opportunities for municipalities, businesses and home owners to become renewable energy producers.
Neal Livingston, Renewable Energy Developer and Policy Advocate (Nova Scotia): The renewable energy opportunity – examining alternatives to large hydro development. Visit www.blackriver.ns.ca for more background.
Councillor Sheilagh O’Leary, City of St. John’s: New wind turbine development regulations for the City of St. John’s... Read more »
OTTAWA - The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development provides further evidence the federal government is failing to protect the environment, ^NOT meeting its climate change commitments and ^NOT cleaning up contaminated sites.
The reality is Canada will ^NOT meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emission target of 17% below 2005 emissions (it won’t come close with the current rate of expansion of the Tar Sands). Nor is there a plan (or the funding allocated) to clean-up thousands of toxic waste sites. Only a handful of contaminated sites out of over 10,000 are reported to be receiving adequate attention.... Read more »
OTTAWA – According to a national campaign being launched Monday, May 7th by the country’s leading environmental organizations, the federal government’s war on nature and democracy means “Silence is no longer an option!” The campaign aims to force the Harper government to retreat and restore the environmental protection and democratic participation it recently gutted.... Read more »