OTTAWA – Syncrude Canada Ltd. was found guilty today on federal and provincial charges and may now face fines of up to $800 000.
“It is great to see Syncrude charged as guilty under federal and provincial laws," said Sheila Muxlow, Interim Director of Sierra Club Prairie. "I just hope the federal and provincial governments see that it's time to shut these projects down and begin the transition towards a clean, green, renewable energy economy."
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About Ontario Water Group
The Ontario Water Group is made up of staff and volunteers - we are small, but dedicated group working hard on a number of freshwater issues facing the province of Ontario. Because water is interwoven into everything we do, other Ontario Chapter campaigns have been instrumental in the protection of Ontario's water sources.
With so many bodies of water in our beautiful province, what issues, you might ask, that call upon the work of the Ontario Water Group? well... read below and learn.
The Issues... too many, but here is a 'snap shot':... Read more »
We are working to improve decision-making processes regarding mines and quarries to ensure adequate community engagement, improved environmental assessment, stronger regulations and monitoring, and creation of a long-term development plan for the mine and quarry industry.
On October 22, 2007, the Joint Review Panel for the Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal Project completed its assessment of a proposed coastal export quarry located on Digby Neck, NS. After reviewing hundreds of submissions, expert recommendations, and receiving advice from federal and provincial regulators, the joint panel recommended the rejection of the Whites Point Quarry. The panel also recommended that the Nova Scotia government take steps to improve community consultation, instigate a coastal management policy, and establish a moratorium on quarries on the North Mountain.... Read more »
Who We Are: The Water Privatization Task Force (WPTF)
The Water Privatization Task Force (WPTF) is a volunteer-based subcommittee of the Sierra Club's Corporate Accountability Committee created to educate Club members and the general public about corporate privatization of water/sewer services and threatened commodification of water itself.
The WPTF works to support Sierra Club (SC-US) and Sierra Club of Canada (SCC) groups and chapters confronted with corporate takeovers of their municipal systems or with loss of water resources due to over-pumping for bottled water or bulk water withdrawals. The WPTF has also initiated a national volunteer campaign to drastically reduce the purchase of bottled water.... Read more »
The Sierra Club was born in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada, with the intention of enjoying and protecting the wild spaces of our Earth. Today this principal continues to be central to the work being done by the Sierra Club of Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter.
Wild spaces are essential to the health of our planet, as they act as the lungs and filters of the atmosphere. Over time, however, industry and consumption has threatened to damage this delicate balance through the disruption of our natural ecosystems. A loss of biodiversity (variation of species and life forms in a particular biosphere) threatens to destroy ecosystems all together.... Read more »