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CELA Submission to National Radioactive Waste Policy Consultation 2021

Submissions from the Canadian Environmental Law Association on Canada’s update of its radioactive waste policy. Authored by: Theresa McClenaghan CELA Submission to National Radioactive Waste Policy Review May 31 2021

NGO comments to new requirements for reporting releases of criteria air contaminants and speciated volatile organic compounds to the National Pollutant Release Inventory

CELA and various NGOs submitted comments and recommendations to the following consultation document released for public comments: Changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory substance list for 2022, related to the Chemicals Management Plan Consultation document, March 2021. Our comments and recommendations below follow up on initial comments provided as early engagement through the work of the NPRI Multi-Stakeholder Work Group.

NGO comments to Changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory substance list for 2022

CELA and several other NGOs have provided comments and recommendations to the consultation document released for public comments: New requirements for reporting releases of criteria air contaminants and speciated volatile organic compounds to the National Pollutant Release Inventory, Consultation document, March 2021. Our comments and recommendations build upon initial comments provided as early engagement.

Advancing Environmental Rights & Equity – Reflections on World Environment Day

On the eve of World Environment Day, CELA reflects on the status of a number of federal pieces of legislation that are critical to environmental justice in Canada

NGO letter on Bill C-28 (An Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act)

CELA and other environmental NGOs have sent a letter addressed to Minister Wilkinson and selected MPs (including members of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development) with recommendations for strengthening Bill C-28 (An Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act).

Media Release: New Blue Box program put business interests ahead of protecting the environment

Today, Minister Yurek announced changes to Ontario’s Blue Box recycling program. Unfortunately, this long-awaited shift of responsibility for Blue Box recycling from municipalities to the businesses who make, use and sell packaging will do little to reduce plastic pollution. Known as “extended producer responsibility,” the announcement signals that the new rules are light on measures to reduce plastics that end up in landfills, incinerators and the natural environment.