US Relaxation of Environmental Rules in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic – The Implications for Canada and Mexico

By Joseph Castrilli, CELA Counsel In a move that has implications for international arrangements with Canada regarding protection of the North American environment, the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States, citing the coronavirus pandemic as its justification, has announced…

Environmental and Labour organizations petition Canadian Ministers to ensure Canada’s trade deal with Brazil and Mercosur countries enforces the protection of the Amazon

Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA] (September 6 2019): Canadian environmental and labour organizations join forces today to petition the Canadian government to ensure the Mercosur trade agreement being negotiated with Brazil and the other Mercosur countries protects the Amazon from escalating…

Basel Ban Amendment prohibiting exports of hazardous wastes

Title: Basel Ban Amendment prohibiting exports of hazardous wastes Resource Type: Letter Content: Letter-to-Minister-McKenna-17-July-2019 # of Pages: 3 Date authored: July 17, 2019 Author/s: Kathleen Ruff, Theresa McClenaghan, Jim Puckett, Tadeese Amera, Sarah King, Beatrice Olivastri & Heather Marshall Author…

Incorporating Basel Convention plastics amendments into the OECD Decision

Title: Re: Incorporating Basel Convention plastics amendments into the OECD Decision Resource Type: Letter Content: L-Incorp-Basel-Conv-plastics-amendmts-OECD-Decision # of Pages: 3 Date authored: July 3, 2019 Publication number: 1285 Author/s: Kathleen Ruff, Theresa McClenaghan, Sarah King, Jim Puckett, Tadesse Amera Author…

Clean, safe, affordable and accessible water for the Great Lakes region

Title: Clean, safe, affordable and accessible water for the Great Lakes region Resource Type: Letter Content: 1282-LetterToGovsPremiers # of Pages: 4 Date authored: May 28, 2019 Publication number: 1282 Author Organization: CELA, and 18 US organizations