Submitted by Jack Gibbons on Tue, 09/25/2007 - 00:30.
Progressive Conservative and Liberal candidates support Hydro One's proposal to build a new $635 million high-voltage transmission line from the Bruce Nuclear Station to the Town of Milton, according to a survey released by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance today.
The proposed Bruce Line is supported by Progressive Conservative candidates Bill Murdoch (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound) and Rob Morley (Huron-Bruce); and Liberal candidates Selwyn Hicks (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound) and Betsy Hall (Dufferin-Caledon).
Submitted by Jack Gibbons on Thu, 09/20/2007 - 04:30.
NDP and Green Party candidates in East Toronto ridings are opposed to the proposed East Toronto Transmission Line according to the results of a questionnaire released by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance today.
Submitted by Jack Gibbons on Wed, 09/19/2007 - 04:30.
The leaves may be starting to turn, but the bad air season is still with us. Ontario has now had 50 smog days for the year, and we are steadily closing the gap on the horrendous spring, summer and fall of 2005 when the province recorded more than 60 smog days in total. With muggy weather in the forecast for this week, we'll once again have Ontario's No. 1 smog recipe in action: dirty coal plants running full out to meet demand for cooling on days with poor air quality.
Submitted by Jack Gibbons on Fri, 09/14/2007 - 04:30.
For a leader who likes to point to his business credentials, Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory's position on the coal phase out is quite puzzling. Mr. Tory is only willing to make a "someday" commitment to phasing out coal, yet as any experienced business person knows, having a concrete goal and a real plan of action to achieve it are keys to success.
Submitted by OCAA on Thu, 09/06/2007 - 04:30.
Last week, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) confirmed that it is still developing plans for the potential construction of the East Toronto Transmission Line through Markham, Scarborough, Leaside and Riverdale.
Submitted by OCAA on Wed, 09/05/2007 - 04:30.
On Friday August 24th the McGuinty Government issued a legally binding regulation requiring the complete phase out of Ontario's four remaining coal-fired power plants by December 31, 2014. This is the most important action ever taken by the Province of Ontario to reduce air pollution and fight dangerous climate change. This victory is due to thousands of Ontarians working together to save lives and protect our planet -- so give yourself a big pat on the back.
Submitted by OCAA on Thu, 08/09/2007 - 04:30.
The opportunity to entrench a coal phase out deadline in law will either be seized or missed this month. With the election countdown clock ticking, the current provincial cabinet will meet one last time on August 22nd. This will be the last chance for the government's proposed phase-out regulation to be made law. So please take a break from the beach to help us push through this important clean-air milestone:
Submitted by OCAA on Thu, 08/02/2007 - 04:30.
The time is now to get the coal phase out back on track. We need each and every one of you to submit your comments on the government's draft coal phase-out regulation TODAY. The deadline for public comment is just over a week away on August 11. It's critical that we counter the submissions that oppose getting rid of coal even by the 2014 deadline proposed by the government.
Submitted by OCAA on Wed, 07/18/2007 - 04:30.
The McGuinty Government is moving forward with establishing a legally binding deadline for an end to coal burning for electricity in Ontario. The government has now posted a draft regulation on the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Registry setting a legally enforceable deadline of Dec. 31, 2014 for an end to coal use in this province. Which is very good news.
Submitted by OCAA on Mon, 07/16/2007 - 04:30.
As many states and countries embrace the green revolution and develop new climate saving technologies, Ontario has revived an old tradition that is doing our climate a lot more harm than good -- over the last 18 months the province has once again become a net exporter of dirty coal power, even sending coal power south to U.S. customers on our worst smog days.