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Fighting the Energy East Pipeline

The ECOreport reposts Ecojustice’s reasons for fighting the Energy East Pipeline

Originally Published on Ecojustice

By Devon Page

We are representing community group, Transition Initiative Kenora, in their fight to stop the Energy East pipeline. But first we need your help to make sure the review process is fair and unbiased.

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Ontario passed the Great Lakes Protection Act

The ECOreport reposts the story of how Ontario passed the Great Lakes Protection Act

Originally Published on Ecojustice

By Pierre Sadik

The Great Lakes Basin, one of the most important freshwater ecosystems on Earth, just received a whole lot more legal protection as Ontario’s legislature passed the Great Lakes Protection Act this week. The Great Lakes, which are the source of drinking water for 80 per cent of Ontarians, now has a legislative safeguard that will help protect and restore watersheds, wetlands, beaches, shorelines and coastal areas of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin.

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Manitoba’s Environmental Bill of rights

The ECOreport reposts an article about Manitoba’s environmental bill of rights

Originally Published on Ecojustice

By Kaitlyn Mitchell

The right to a healthy environment is a keystone tenet of modern environmental law — it is the underlying premise that recognizes the connection between the environment and our human right to life, liberty, and dignity. That’s why it’s fitting that the Keystone Province looks poised to recognize this right in the coming months.

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The Election is Over, Now The Real Work Begins

The ECOreport reposts a story of Liberal promises  to review changes to our environmental laws & incorporate environmental safeguards. The Election is Over, Now The Real Work Begins

Press Release from Ecojustice

Over our 25 year history, Ecojustice has gone to court to hold governments of all political stripes to account.

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Northern Gateway Suit In Court

The ECOreport reposts Ecojustice’s explanation of  why the Federal Court of Appeal should revoke the federal government’s approval, the Northern Gateway Suit In Court

Originally Published on Ecojustice

By Devon Page

The Hearing on Enbridge’s controversial pipeline project begins tomorrow. Opponents of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project will finally get their day in court. Or, to be more precise, six days in court.

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A Victory For Wild Salmon

Alexandra Morton’s struggle against fish farms has made her a folk heroine in British Columbia. Two years ago, she approached the legal firm ecojustice with a report that aquaculture company Marine Harvest Inc. had transferred Atlantic salmon infected with piscine reovirus (PRV) into net pens located along the Fraser River salmon migration route. Many Scientists believe piscine reovirus as the most likely cause of Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI), a severe disease that affects the muscles and heart of salmon and in many cases causes death. Ecojustice sued the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, arguing they must take responsibility for determining if and when it is safe to transfer fish into net pens in the open ocean. This is the story of the court victory they won on May 6 and Alexandra Morton talks a little about what comes next.

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Federal Court to Hear Lawsuit Over Endangered Wildlife Threatened by Northern Gateway Pipeline & Government Delay

The ECOreport reposts Federal Court to Hear Lawsuit Over Endangered Wildlife Threatened by Northern Gateway Pipeline & Government Delay

Press Release from Ecojustice

VANCOUVER — Environmental groups are taking the federal government to court over its continued failure to meet its legal responsibilities under the Species at Risk Act to protect endangered wildlife threatened by a number of projects, including the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker route.
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