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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…

Minister Provides Position on Hydraulic Fracturing

Natural Resources November 4, 2013 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources: Minister Provides Position on Hydraulic…

David Suzuki Foundation calls on government to reject Prosperity Mine

VANCOUVER – Taseko Mines Ltd.’s proposed New Prosperity gold-copper mine should be rejected outright by the federal government, the David Suzuki Foundation says. A Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency report released Thursday…

Harper Government Welcomes the Coming into Force of the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

Ref. #2-3871 OTTAWA, ONTARIO (November 1, 2013) – The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced the coming into force today of the Safe Drinking Water for…

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