Sierra Club Canada's Ontario Chapter was instrumental in the decision by our provincial government to shut down all coal plants. The day has come! Toronto environmental lawyer Dianne Saxe has a nice piece on her website about it:
by DIANNE SAXE on JANUARY 15, 2014
January 8 marked the last day of operation of the Nanticoke Generating Station, the last operating coal-fired electrical generating facility in southern Ontario. This latest shut down will help mark 2014 as the year Ontario will become a coal-free jurisdiction.
Nanticoke was once the worst air polluter in Canada, and closing it is one of Canada’s biggest steps ever towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
A big THANK YOU to all the folks who worked so hard to make this happen. And congratulations - Nanticoke is closed!