February 25, 2016

The National Energy Board’s review of the Trans Mountain Pipeline/Tanker Project has left too many questions unanswered. The $5.5 billion project would drastically increase the flow of bitumen through pipelines from Edmonton to Burnaby and increase tanker traffic in Vancouver’s harbour and the Salish Sea nearly seven-fold.

August 19, 2015

Environmental Assessment: A Critical Tool for Tackling Climate Change is the theme for the 2015 conference of the Ontario Association for Impact Assessment. Scheduled for October 21 to 22, 2015 in Toronto, the Conference  will explore how environmental assessment can contribute to addressing climate change through a number of themes including:

July 2, 2014
 BY Administrator

The Ontario Court of Appeal has granted leave to hear the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists’ case for Blanding’s Turtles threatened by wind energy project development. This is the latest update from an ongoing legal battle over Prince Edward County’s south shore. It began at the Environmental Review Tribunal, when the Prince Edward Country Field Naturalists (PECFN) challenged the decision of the Ministry of the Environment to approve a project on Ostrander Point.

May 18, 2011

Human activities collectively are not sustainable in that they are reducing the capacity of global ecosystems to support healthy societies and prosperous economies.  This is not a new idea. The United Nations Commission on Environment and Development—which popularized the sustainability concept—released its Our Common Future report nearly 25 years ago.

February 21, 2011

In January 2011, CBC reported that the federal Cabinet confirmed the decision of the National Energy Board to approval the $16 billion Mackenzie Gas Project. But don’t expect the excavators, backhoes and barges to swing into action in the Mackenzie Valley any time soon, if ever.

October 15, 2009

Kids are smart. They get it. Over the past year, I have spoken to hundreds of university students in Eastern Canada. First, I present scientific evidence that demands we put a price on carbon and move to a low-carbon economy. Next, I pose the question: Which sectors will be the winners and which will be the losers in this new economy?