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Recent Releases from Earthroots

A Battle for the Integrity of the Ontario Environmental Protection Legal System Looms

Published Mon, 10 May 2021 07:37:14 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON, May 5th, 2021. Lawyers for Earthroots and their allies will present themselves before Ontario's Divisional Court from May 17-20 asking the justices to hold the provincial government accountable for ignoring its responsibilities under the Environmental Bill of Rights. Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario from 2000 to 2015 and current Chair of Earthroots says, "The Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) is the keystone piece of legi...... Click here to read this release

Legal Action Launched Against Ontario’s Omnibus Bill 197

Published Mon, 31 Aug 2020 09:56:57 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Defending the health and prosperity of communities and the environment Toronto, August 31, 2020 - In the wake of the passage of Ontario's controversial Bill 197, a legal challenge against the legislation has been commenced by Earthroots; Canadian Environmental Law Association; Ontario Nature; Cooper Price, a 16-year old activist; and Michel Koostachin, who was born and raised in Attawapiskat. These parties have jointly filed an application for j...... Click here to read this release

Ontario government revisits unscientific and unethical wolf hunting plans

Published Thu, 29 Aug 2019 06:50:00 EST Read More

Wolf and coyote hunting to be deregulated in northern Ontario to placate moose hunters Ontario (August 29, 2019) - As thousands of people are disappointed to learn that 2019’s last possible Public Wolf Howl will not go forward this evening in Algonquin Park, the Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is revisiting a pro...... Click here to read this release

Evidence of poisonous mercury dump found upstream from Grassy Narrows

Published Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:12:19 EST Read More

Fri. Jan. 13, 2017 Advisory Toronto - Earthroots has found evidence of a poisonous mercury dump behind the Dryden paper mill, upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation where many people suffer from mercury poisoning. A soil sample from the site collected by Earthroots volunteers contains hundreds of times the level of mercury found in a nearby uncontaminated site. The location is within the circle drawn on a map by Kas Glowacki, a former mill worker, to show where he buried...... Click here to read this release