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Thu, 2014-05-01 14:56
OTTAWA -- The Canadian Council of Academies report: “Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction in Canada” concludes that much more needs to be known before allowing the rapid expansion of shale gas development across Canada. The government does not know enough to adequately protect Canadians from the potential...
Tue, 2014-04-29 01:33
Sierra Club Canada Foundation is looking forward to the release of a report on fracking, due out this week. The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) was commissioned by Environment Canada to determine what role – if any – the federal government has in regulating the industry.“We know that fracking involves injecting a...
Thu, 2014-04-24 21:24
MEDIA RELEASE April 24, 2014 Sierra Club Canada Foundation congratulates the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for putting an end to the practice of allowing its staff and freelance hosts to accept public speaking requests from companies, political parties or other lobbying groups “trying to influence public policy...
Mon, 2014-04-07 16:47
Climate Action Network Canada is pleased to invite you to a webinar-based advance briefing on the new IPCC report on "Mitigation of Climate Change", due to be released on Sunday, April 13.This report is the last in a series of three working group reports that make up the main content of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report...
Tue, 2014-03-25 13:17
Stop stalling, environmental groups tell MinisterMEDIA RELEASEMarch 26, 2014Ottawa – Four major environmental organizations have written to Health Minister Rona Ambrose asking her to stop stalling on taking action on pesticides suspected of killing bees, and that lack critical toxicity data.Clothianidin, one of the neonicotinoid...
Sun, 2014-03-09 23:55
Sierra Club Canada Applauds Obama Administration's Investment in Restoring Michigan-Huron and Georgian Bay Water LevelsAfter 50 years of failing to complete the terms and conditions of a U.S. / Canada agreement to compensate for the loss of water from Lakes Michigan-Huron and Georgian Bay due to navigation dredging in the St. Clair...
Fri, 2014-01-31 17:05
While the U.S. State Department’s hiring of biased oil industry consultants remains under review by the agency’s Office of Inspector General, it went ahead today and released another biased report downplaying serious concerns about the Keystone Tar Sands pipeline.The clearly biased report ignores the massive increase in...
Tue, 2014-01-28 02:46
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOTTAWA – The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry begins hearings on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides today. Beekeepers, grain growers and academics have been invited to present evidence.The hearings come a month after Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) -- bowing to...
Wed, 2013-12-04 00:57
SIERRA CLUB B.C. / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 3, 2013VICTORIA – Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt and Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver today announced a new report regarding Canada’s oil spill preparedness and response.Caitlyn Vernon, Sierra Club BC’s campaign director said this in response:“We...
Thu, 2013-11-28 15:09
OTTAWA -- New information from a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America should be enough to convince Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency to recommend a ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.The study conducted by a group of Italian researchers describes...

            

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