Atmosphere & Energy

Goodbye to Nanticoke, and all that coal

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: 

Goodbye to Nanticoke, and all that coal

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.... Read more »

NOVA SCOTIA BAN OF IMPORT OF FRACKING WASTE WATER WELCOME STEP FOR ATLANTIC CANADA

Dec. 3, 2013

Halifax, NS – Sierra Club Atlantic welcomes the ban of the import of dangerous fracking waste announced today in Nova Scotia. Last spring, Sierra Club launched a petition calling for the ban, and the NS Liberal Party promised to ban the import of fracking waste in the lead up to the provincial election last September.

“This is a relief for Nova Scotians and Nova Scotian municipalities who feared that we were going to be tasked with dealing with toxic fracking waste in the region,” according to Gretchen Fitzgerald, Director of Sierra Club Atlantic, “I am thrilled to see the leadership in this province demonstrate they are taking the threat represented by toxic fracking waste seriously.”... Read more »

PRESS CONFERENCE: JANE DOE TO MAKE HER CASE VS. FRACKING COMPANY SWN RESOURCES

 

Southwestern Energy (SWN) Resources is suing New Brunswick citizens attempting to protect their land, air, and water from the impacts of fracking by protesting seismic testing. In addition to naming 13 individuals, SWN named “Jane Doe” and “John Doe” as being responsible for costs they are claiming are caused by protestors. This Wednesday in Moncton, Jane Doe will speak out in response to SWN’s suit.

 

WHAT: Press Conference: Jane Doe Makes Her Case

WHEN: 11:00 a.m – 12 noon, Wednesday, Dec. 4... Read more »

Did Ontario make the right decision on nuclear power?

The Long-Term Energy Plan review now underway in Ontario demands our attention despite its sleep-inducing name. The choices the Wynne government makes will affect your pocket book, our economic competitiveness and the health of our environment.... Read more »

   

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