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Environmental protection order issued for Obed Mountain Mine release

Nov 19, 2013 An environmental protection order has been issued to Coal Valley Resources Inc. and Sherritt International Corporation for the release of mine wastewater into the environment. The order…

Global campaign Asks Canadians to Care about oil pipelines, tankers in the Great Bear

(VANCOUVER/TORONTO — November 19, 2013) Today, an international social media campaign to stop Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline project was launched by partners Coastal First Nations and WWF. As…

GNWT continues to track Obed Mountain Mine Spill

YELLOWKNIFE (November 19, 2013) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is continuing to the track the Obed Mountain Mine spill into the Athabasca River. “Currently, there is no cause…

Spilled Coal Slurry Not Inert But Laced with Arsenic, Toxic Metals, and Carcinogenic PAHs

November 15, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Data Shines Light on Efforts to Keep Public in the Dark and Downplay Impacts of Massive Spill (Ottawa) On October 31, an impoundment holding…

Pacific NorthWest LNG Project – Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment

OTTAWA, November 13, 2013 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated a total of $312,636 to 12 applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the…

New WWF Work Maps Conflict Hot-spots Between Arctic Whales and Industry

(OTTAWA – November 7, 2013) A paper published today in the journal Marine Policy shows where oil and gas and shipping interests overlap important habitat for Arctic whales. The paper was…

Government must reject Taseko Mines proposal once and for all, says the Council of Canadians

Media Release November 4, 2013 VANCOUVER – Last week the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) released its findings in the review of Taseko Mines Ltd.’s proposed “New Prosperity Mine.” The…

Media Statements – Interim Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development’s Opening Statement – 2013 Fall Report Press Conference

2013 Fall Report Press Conference—5 November 2013 Good morning. My name is Neil Maxwell, interim Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development. I’m pleased to present our Fall 2013 report,…

2013 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

The Commissioner’s Perspective Chapter 1—Backgrounder on Biological Diversity Chapter 2—Meeting the Goals of the International Convention on Biological Diversity Chapter 3—Conservation of Migratory Birds Chapter 4—Protected Areas for Wildlife Chapter…

Murray River Coal Project – Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment

OTTAWA, November 4, 2013 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated a total of $181,432.41 to six applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the…

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