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2011-02-23 | | Ontario Chapter, Nuclear Phaseout, Water Quality, Nuclear Subsidies, Water Conservation, Industrial Water Consumption, Radioactive Waste, Great Lakes, Nuclear-Free Canada, Health & Environment
There is no justification to accept either the expense or the risks of nuclear technology. All it takes is the courage to stand up to the nuclear lobby. Sierra Club Canada along with thousands of Ontarians is not convinced there is any justification for accepting the risks to health, the environment or the economy presented by the proposal to build additional nuclear reactors. This attachment attempts to outline the concerns of Sierra Club Canada. By addressing the decision making process, need for the this project, the environmental and health risks and the economics of nuclear power we show this project is wrong for Ontario - wrong for Canada - just plain wrong.
2011-02-21 | | Ban Asbestos, Toxics, Trade and Environment, Health & Environment
2011-02-17 | | Nuclear Phaseout, Nuclear Subsidies, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear-Free Canada
OVERVIEW A public hearing has been announced for March 2011 on a proposal to build up to four new nuclear reactors at Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. The scheme is part of a plan to replace the ageing reactors at the Pickering station, which are scheduled to close by 2020.
2011-02-01 | | Ontario Chapter
The “Proposed Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe” is a plan for more sprawl development in the Lake Simcoe watershed. See SCO's letter submitted against the approval to the Ontario Gorwth Secretariat, Jan 31st. Citizens simply will not buy the province’s line that this plan represents responsible growth. We know sprawl when we see it. We know this proposal will exacerbate highway congestion, strain water supplies, pollute surface and ground water, and encourage leapfrog development.
2011-01-19 | | Ontario Chapter, Trade and Environment, Protecting Biodiversity
Sierra Club Ontario released an Econometric Research Limited study that concludes that there is no need for a new Windsor-Detroit bridge. Econometric Research determined that projections for increased cross-border traffic are erroneous, defy common sense are in deep denial of the fact that cross-border traffic has been down since 1999, two years before 9/11. Click title above to go to attachments page & download the Econometric's report.
2010-12-31 | | Atlantic Chapter, Sustainable Fisheries
Submission by Dr. Piotr Trela, Climate Change and Energy Coordinator for Sierra Club Canada, Atlantic Chapter, in response to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador public discussion document: "Coastal and Ocean Management Strategy and Policy Framework for Newfoundland and Labrador". Main points: the Discussion Document is an important step, but it has a serious structural weakness – it considers the health of the coastal zone and ocean ecosystem only as an afterthought, while it should have been the very core of the paper: without healthy ecosystem all the other issues: jobs, economy, industry, culture, will collapse, or at best, be reduced to a stump of the former self (see the devastation wrought upon this province by the cod collapse). Coastal and Ocean management policies should recognize in much more comprehensive way the effects of climate change on the oceans, complexity of ocean food webs and should use the "precautionary principle” as a guiding strategy. We have to admit that some fishing methods are inherently more destructive than others, and more costly, both economically and socially. We should learn from our mistakes and mistakes of others - learn the lessons from oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and implement them in our regulatory system for our offshore oil. We need to put the health of the ecosystem at the centre of all coastal and ocean policies; have a dedicated body within the government to coordinate the ocean management; involve the public (e.g. through an advisory council). The province needs to lobby the federal governemnt and commit also its own resources to fund scientific research and the work of environmental non-governmental organizations (NGO), which provide research, education and stimulate public engagement. If new project and core funding for ENGOs' is not provided, ENGOs' expertise and delivery capacity in this area will be lost. The failure to provide such (very modest) funding would not only narrow the public discourse, but also would cost taxpayer much more in the long run - the replacement of ENGO's educational and research capacity by the government, if doable at all, would be much more expensive.
2010-12-22 | | Atlantic Chapter, Water, Water Conservation, Atmosphere & Energy
Direct Evidence for NS UARB Hearing # W-HRWC-R-10 SUMMARY While the Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada Chapter supports rate restructuring of water, waste water and storm utilities in the interest of improved management and sustainability, the current rate structure application does not sufficiently address questions of efficient allocation of resources, adequate revenues over time, and increased innovation and conservation.
2010-11-16 | | none
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Percentage of sets containing coral - NAFO 3O protection zone (All fisheries, All gear types, 2004 & 2005)2010-11-09 | | Atlantic Chapter, Sustainable Fisheries, Oceans, Protecting Biodiversity
A map illustrating percentage of fishing sets (from all fisheires and all gear types) containing deep sea corals off southern Newfoundland (Northwest Atlantic Fishieries Organization 3O) for 2004 and 2005.
2010-10-17 | | Climate Change, Ontario Chapter, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Waste Diversion, Health & Environment, Transition to Sustainable Economy
Guelph growth: SCO says, 'Don't sacrifice the environment!', The Money Tree: Home Renovation Tax Credit opportunities, welcome John Bennett as new SCC Director, sustainable cities are different than sustaining wildlands, positive Northern ON agricultural trends - a report from Thunder Bay, Dumpsite 41 blockade a success, and more...