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Sierra Club Atlantic Submission to NS Law Amendments Committee on Bill 61 - Non-essential Pesticides Control Act2010-07-19 | | Atlantic Chapter, Pesticides, Health & Environment
By introducing Bill 61, the province of Nova Scotia took a proactive stance, one that ensures chemicals must be proved to be safe before that can be used in the province. This is a truly progressive step, one that will protect our health, create green jobs in organic lawncare and landscaping, and save tax dollars spent on health care. This document was submitted by Gretchen Fitzgerald, Director of Sierra Club Atlantic to the NS Law Amendments Committee.
2010-07-19 | | Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Climate Change, National, Energy Onslaught, Protecting Marine Areas from the Threat of Oil and Gas Development, Atmosphere & Energy
2010-07-19 | | Climate Change, National, Prairie Chapter, Toxic Sludge, Energy Onslaught, Protecting Marine Areas from the Threat of Oil and Gas Development, Toxics, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment
2010-07-18 | | Atlantic Chapter, Climate Change, Atmosphere & Energy, Transition to Sustainable Economy
A key component of accelerating the deployment of clean renewable energy sources is a policy known as the Feed-in Tariff (FIT). Under FITs, governments set cost-based rates for various types of renewable energy to allow modest profits to all interested developers of renewable energy technologies. Generating electricity from local renewable energy sources can help decentralize electricity production while functioning as an industrial development engine to stimulate business in local economies across the region. This can help restore a sense of sustainability and self-reliance in the Atlantic Provinces.
2010-07-13 | | National, Ontario Chapter, Ottawa Group, Protecting Biodiversity
There is a rich old-growth forest with 18 species-at-risk, right within the city of Ottawa, Canada's capital. The City is now building a road through the heart of this unique ecosystem, and on July 19 a developer plans to start clear-cutting trees to build a subdivision! But the developer made an agreement with the City that it would fulfill 89 conditions for Site Plan approval, including a Tree Preservation Plan and an archaeological plan. We are calling on the City to make sure all required conditions are met before a single tree is disturbed. Ultimately we want to stop all construction and protect this pristine area.
2010-07-12 | | Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Climate Change, National, Energy Onslaught, Atmosphere & Energy, Transition to Sustainable Economy
2010-06-24 | | none
2010-06-17 | | Forests, Forests and Biodiversity, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Alberta Grizzlies, Endangered Species, Protecting Biodiversity
Addresses some important questions about the status and future of Alberta’s Threatened grizzly bear population. Although a great deal of important research about the size and structure of the grizzly bear population has recently been completed, many concerns still remain about the adequacy of the province’s efforts to provide enough protection for grizzlies and their habitat to allow recovery. Report draws from the best-available science and successful experiences in the United States. Written by Jeff Gailus and jointly published by Sierra Club Canada and six other North American, national and provincial environmental organizations.
2010-06-14 | | National, Energy Onslaught, Protecting Marine Areas from the Threat of Oil and Gas Development, Atmosphere & Energy
These days, Canadians watch in horror as the worst oil spill in US history plays out in the Gulf of Mexico. Many are unaware, though, of the many other large spills that have occurred over the years throughout the world (see Spill Size History). While the present fears and concerns relate to offshore drilling rigs, spills actually occur at several different points along the chain of operations (see Spill Locations and Causes). In a review of reports of 133 major oil spills since 1967 it was found that most spills are from tankers (78%) and pipelines (9%), while the remaining occur at the wells / rigs (8%) or terminals and storage locations (5%) (see Spill Locations and Causes). We all know, however, that a spill from a well can dwarf a spill from a tanker.
2010-06-04 | | none