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Ontario Nature: Amendments to the Mining Act of Ontario

In Climate Change
Apr 5th, 2023

From Ontario Nature

Under the guise of improving efficiency and reducing administrative burden, the Government of Ontario is proposing alarming amendments to the Mining Act that would significantly weaken existing environmental protection and rehabilitation requirements (ERO# 019-6715).

Please join Ontario Nature in opposing the proposed amendments to the Mining Act and ask that they be withdrawn.

Sign the petition here

Mining development in Ontario must proceed only with comprehensive plans for closure and rehabilitation in place, financial assurances that fully cover environmental and health liabilities, as well as the free, prior and informed consent of affected Indigenous communities.

The deadline for public comment through the Environmental Registry of Ontario is April 16, 2023.


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