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2012-06-01 20:11 | Climate Change, Energy Onslaught
The energy industry calls fracking a game changer, but environmentalists compare it to coal and oil. As energy demands collide with climate change, the question becomes whether fracking is worth the risk. Read more
2012-05-21 19:49 | Ban Asbestos, Toxics, Government
OTTAWA ~ The federal government says it doesn't actively keep track of projects to remove asbestos from infrastructure, despite owning 318 buildings that contain the cancer-causing substance, according to a recently compiled list from Public Works and Government Services Canada. More than one-third of the buildings are in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, but the locations listed span the country from coast to coast to coast ~ including the Supreme Court of Canada, RCMP buildings, the East,...
2012-05-17 01:32 | Climate Change, Climate Summits, Renewable Energy, Transition to Sustainable Economy
Dear Editor: Adam Randell’s article “Blowing in the wind,” The Packet, May 3, 2012 offers some insight into how green sustainable energy production could look in the future. Todd Shirran’s initiative to build and operate a wind turbine deserves praise as a true, local initiative, green project. Similarly efforts by the town of Bonavista to renew efforts to establish a wind farm on Burnt Ridge should be encouraged and promoted. What is required to make these...
2012-05-10 19:41 | Renewable Energy
Dear Editor: Adam Randell's article "Blowing in the wind," The Packet, May 3, 2012 offers some insight into how green sustainable energy production could look in the future. Todd Shirran's initiative to build and operate a wind turbine deserves praise as a true, local initiative, green project. Similarly efforts by the town of Bonavista to renew efforts to establish a wind farm on Burnt Ridge should be encouraged and promoted. What is required to make these projects...
2012-05-06 20:18 | Government
CBC's The National: Groups angry about anti-environment budget to launch campaign. Watch the video
2012-05-05 16:12 | Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Atmosphere & Energy, Transition to Sustainable Economy
MONTREAL - Environmental groups in Quebec and across Canada are accusing the federal government of engaging in a kind of McCarthyism, painting environmentalists as terrorists and criminals in a bid to discredit and silence critics. “This is a sustained campaign,” said Steven Guilbeault of the Montreal-based environmental organization Équiterre. “They have been talking about it since January; comparing environmental groups to terrorists, radicals, and money launderers...
Sierra Club Canada pushes back on Peter Kent's 'money laundering' accusation against environmental groups2012-05-05 15:32
Sierra Club Canada Executive Director John Bennett pushes back on Environment Minister Peter Kent's 'money laundering' accusation against environmental groups CLICK HERE TO WATCH (RELATED) Bennett Blog: Peter Kent is a big fat liar, May 4, 2012
2012-05-05 14:45 | Clean Up Chalk River!, Nuclear Phaseout, Nuclear Subsidies, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear-Free Canada, Atmosphere & Energy, Transition to Sustainable Economy
Thousands of Japanese marched to celebrate the switching off of the last of their nation's 50 nuclear reactors Saturday, waving banners shaped as giant fish that have become a potent anti-nuclear symbol. Japan was without electricity from nuclear power for the first time in four decades when the reactor at Tomari nuclear plant on the northern island of Hokkaido went offline for mandatory routine maintenance. After last year's March 11 quake and tsunami set off meltdowns at the Fukushima...
2012-05-01 19:00 | Nuclear Phaseout, Renewable Energy
The Ontario Green Energy Act was passed only three years ago. In that short period, thousands of jobs have been created and hundreds of megawatts of capacity built. In that time, a nuclear power plant would have been nothing more than a big hole in the ground with seven more years of construction before it. I fail to understand why subsidies for nuclear power topping $60-billion and rising are good and paying a premium for green power is bad. Sierra Club Canada
2012-04-27 19:22 | Climate Change, Water Conservation, Government
OTTAWA - Environment Canada is cutting the scope of its water surveillance, internal documents show, even as Ottawa is being publicly warned to mind the serious effects of climate change. A new report from the soon-to-be-defunct National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy warns that both business and government are dragging their feet in preparing for the inevitable effects of global warming. At the same time, an internal memo from Environment Canada shows that budget cuts...