Category: News Releases


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tepid and tentative City of Ottawa budget out of sync with the climate crisis

“Cities around the world are responding to the climate crisis with innovative policies that tackle emissions while enhancing livability, community connections and public health. By contrast, Ottawa’s 2020 budget is tepid and tentative. It fixes small issues at the margins while aggravating many of the environmental challenges currently facing our city.”

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Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories Proposing to Build New Waste Storage Facility near Ottawa River

The Canadian Nuclear Energy Alliance is planning to build a radioactive waste storage facility in Chalk River that is not up to standards of nuclear waste storage. In 2015, the Canadian National Energy Alliance won a contract to manage the…

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All Candidates’ Forum for the Ottawa-Vanier By-election

[french follows] Join residents of Ottawa-Vanier to hear from candidates running in the November 10 provincial by-election. Ask the questions that are most important to you. The forum will feature: – André Marin (Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario) – Claude…

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If New Pipeline Review Is Credible it Will Show There’s No Social License For Energy East and the Pipeline Can’t and Won’t Be Built

For Immediate Release June 16th 2016, Ottawa— With the official review of the Energy East pipeline launching today, a large cross section of community and environmental organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Canadians said if the National Energy Board’s revised…

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The New Kinder Morgan Pipeline Has Been Approved but the Fight Is Not Over

The National Energy Board approved a new Kinder Morgan pipeline which would run through Alberta and British Columbia and this, unfortunately, comes as no surprise. The NEB has proved time and time again that it is out of touch with…

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Press Release: Ecology Ottawa calls on Ottawa Chamber of Commerce to cancel pipeline event on eve of Earth Day

  For immediate Release March 31, 2016, Ottawa, ON – Ecology Ottawa is calling on the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce to cancel an event promoting the proposed Energy East pipeline scheduled for April 21, the eve of Earth Day. A…

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Energy East Won’t Get Built

Massive Oil Pipeline Incompatible with Federal Government’s Climate Pledge, Hundreds of Thousands of People Already Opposed to Energy East Pipeline For Immediate Release December 17, Ottawa –The Energy East pipeline cannot be built now that Prime Minister Trudeau has agreed…

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Ecology Ottawa applauds local musicians refusing to play for oil and pipelines: Community crowdfunding will soon send TransCanada packing

For immediate release May 3, 2015 (Ottawa): Ecology Ottawa applauds local musicians who are taking a stand by refusing to play at a music festival sponsored by TransCanada Corporation, the company behind the proposed Energy East pipeline, as well as…

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Media Release: Community Associations call on City of Ottawa to make Climate a Priority

For Immediate Release  In recognition of upcoming Earth Day and on the heels of the historic provincial climate summit at which Ontario announced a cap and trade approach to pricing carbon, fourteen of Ottawa’s community associations have sent a letter…

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Ecology Ottawa Welcomes Delay to Energy East Pipeline after Quebec Tanker Terminal Abandoned

Groups in Ottawa and across the country welcomed the announcement by TransCanada that they would abandon plans to build a tanker terminal in Cacouna, Quebec after massive opposition. The news comes after polls found that the pipeline, and in particular…

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