Nov 27th, 2015
By Debora Van Brenk, The London Free Press The federal environment minister has put off for three months the hot-button decision about whether a nuclear waste vault can be built beneath the shores of Lake Huron near Kincardine. Activists lobbying against the site applauded the delay, to March 1, 2016...
May 7th, 2015
Federal environmental report approves OPG plan but Keith Hobbs says it threatens Great Lakes CBC News A Canadian environmental assessment of plans to bury hazardous nuclear material near the shore of Lake Huron is “incomplete” because it didn’t look at other disposal options, away f...
Mar 9th, 2015
News release from MPP Marie-France Lalonde Marie-France Lalonde, MPP for Ottawa-Orléans introduced a bill to enact the Microbead Elimination and Monitoring Act, 2015. This Private Members Bill serves to ensure industry and individuals in the province are mindful of the use of synthetic plastic microb...
Feb 26th, 2015
(UPI) — On Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., Michigan lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced legislation intended to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp. The bill was simultaneously introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Congressman Candice Miller, R-Mich. T...
Feb 18th, 2015
News release from Sierra Club Canada Foundation Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) welcomes the Government of Ontario’s Great Lakes Protection Act (GLPA), reintroduced at Queen’s Park today. The real challenge will follow. Ontario’s reality as the jurisdiction with the largest Gre...
Feb 11th, 2015
Join us for a unique event! From Sierra Club Canada Foundation Restore Our Water International has reached out to policy makers in the US and Canada for a number of years, talking to them about important issues related to water levels in our Great Lakes. Armed with years of research and scientific fa...
Jan 27th, 2015
News release from EcoJustice Environmental groups are appealing a Federal Court decision that refused to overturn an environmental assessment of Ontario Power Generation’s proposal to rebuild four aging nuclear reactors at the Darlington power plant. The appeal has been launched by Greenpeace, Canadi...
Jan 25th, 2015
Debora Van Brenk QMI Agency LONDON, ONT. – America’s slime, Canada’s dirty little secret. Until now, that is. Toxic algae that’s made life miserable along Lake Erie’s Ohio shore, forcing the shutdown of Toledo’s water intake last summer, has links that reach far into Southwest...
Nov 19th, 2014
by JOHN LAFORGE Counterpunch Maybe vampire fables are just metaphors for bad ideas that are hard to kill. The proposed Deep Geological Repository for radioactive waste being considered by Canada’s Joint Review Panel is such a bad idea that even pro-nuclear Republican US senators like Illinois’ Mark K...
Sep 27th, 2014
State Department Approves Illegal Scheme for Doubling Tar Sands Flowing through the Great Lakes By Jim Murphy from Wildlife Promise On August 18, 2014, the State Department posted documents that show Enbridge has hatched a scheme to almost double the flow of tar sands into the Great Lakes region alon...