Sierra Club Canada congratulates Premier Wynne for stepping up to save the Experimental Lakes Area

MEDIA RELEASE, April 24, 2013

Sierra Club Canada congratulates Premier Kathleen Wynne for stepping up to save the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA).  The ELA is an essential part of Canada's environmental protection infrastructure and necessary for understanding how our environment is impacted by human activity.

"We thought the ELA was an endangered species until Premier Wynne stepped up," said Dan McDermott, Director of Sierra Club Canada’s Ontario Chapter.

The ELA was fundamental in demonstrating the how our lakes were being effected by Sulphur emissions from power plants and smelters. ELA research ultimately led to the US-Canada air quality agreement which prompted a significant reduction in toxic emissions, for which Canadians can be grateful.

"We need the ELA but we need a strong Endangered Species Act too. I hope the Premier will carry on and put an end to attempts by her Natural Resources Minister to gut the Ontario Endangered Species Act," said Mr. McDermott.

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Dan McDermott, Director
Sierra Club Ontario
Tel: (647) 345-7665
Email: dmcd@sierraclub.ca

            

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