Tag Archives: Climate change

Energy East: Unnecessary Risks for Exaggerated Problems

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers argues that Canada urgently needs more pipeline capacity in order to deliver oil to domestic and world markets. They expect oil production to increase 28% by 2030 relative to 2015 and argue pipeline capacity is already nearing its limit. The Energy East pipeline is one of the projects that […]

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Orleans Climate Town Hall Meeting: Progress Being Made Within Imperfection

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans hosted the last of Ottawa’s Canada Climate Action consultations. With over 100 people filling the room, Ecology Ottawa volunteers hurried to get extra chairs into the tightly packed room. The consultation started with brief presentations by Orleans MP Andrew Leslie and MPP Marie-France Lalonde: they […]

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#CanClimateAction Town Halls Come to Ottawa West-Nepean

The next iteration of the Canada Climate Action consultations will be held in Ottawa West-Nepean on Saturday, 4 June. There, MP Anita Vandenbeld will meet with constituents to hear their thoughts on climate change and how we as a country can best ameliorate the effects thereof. It will be held at Saint-Paul High School at […]

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TransCanada’s Incomplete Application to the National Energy Board Provides More Evidence For What We Already Knew

TransCanada did not include a feasibility study and has no plan for how the Energy East Pipeline will cross the Ottawa River. It’s now mid-May and, just days after the National Energy Board received the 38,885-page application from TransCanada, there’s yet another problem with this proposed pipeline. We’ve known about the other problems for a […]

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From Calgary to Ottawa: How I Got Involved And Why I Oppose Energy East

I moved to Ottawa from Calgary four years ago an 18-year-old Conservative. I was indifferent at best to the environment and the economy was far more important to me than anything else. Growing up in Calgary, however, the word ‘economy’ as I knew it was blurred, distorted, and flat-out misused. The economy as understood in […]

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Earth Day in Ottawa South – Inspiring Action

Ecology Ottawa and Tree Ottawa each had a table with information and able volunteers. We signed up a few people on the renewable city petition with the help of Judy, Alok and Eva. Tree Ottawa also had great conversations with the public thanks to Lauren and Fan. Formal speeches were made by some important people […]

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The oil industry isn’t waiting. Neither are we.

Two weeks ago, just as we were winding down from the 100% Possible climate march, Mike Fletcher, one of Ecology Ottawa’s most active volunteers in the fight to stop Energy East, informed me about an information session on safety and response procedures held by TransCanada at the Carp fairgrounds for the local community, last Wednesday, […]

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Environmental Defence: Comparison of the federal parties climate policies

Environmental Defence and Équiterre have launched an updated comparison looking at the federal parties’ main climate policies. Only six weeks after Canada’s federal election, national governments will gather in Paris for United Nations talks to finalize a global climate change agreement. Recent polls show that Canadians are looking for greater leadership from the federal government […]

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Vancouver’s Green Revolution Comes to Ottawa

On September 16th join Ecology Ottawa in welcoming Andrea Reimer to Ottawa. Please RSVP Andrea Reimer, Deputy Mayor of Vancouver and one of the most progressive environmental voices in Canadian municipal politics, speaks about Vancouver’s strategy on becoming the Greenest City in the world by 2020 and a 100% Renewable City by 2050. She is […]

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What Ecology Ottawa will be watching for in today’s Term of Council Priorities report.

In October Ottawa elected a new city council. At the time Ecology Ottawa approached councillors across the city and met with many of them. We told them clearly what our priorities were and offered to work with them. Today the public gets its first look at the official document that defines the City of Ottawa’s priorities […]

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