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Ecojustice

Building the case for a better earth.

Ecojustice, Canada’s largest environmental law charity, uses the power of the law to defend nature, combat climate change, and fight for a healthy environment for all.

Our team of experts partners with community groups, environmental organizations, and individuals across Canada to hold governments and polluters to account. We launch strategic, innovative public interest lawsuits that lead to legal precedents that deliver lasting solutions to our most urgent environmental problems. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we represent every one of our clients free of charge. Together, we’re building the case for a better earth.

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Harrietsfield Residents Demand Cleanup

For nearly a decade, toxic chemicals from a construction and demolition recycling facility have contaminated the water supply of many residents of Harrietsfield, N.S. More than 2,400 Canadians signed a letter demanding that Nova Scotia Environment Minister Margaret Miller use her legislative power to enforce orders requiring the companies responsible monitor and make plans to clean up the contaminated RDM Recycling site.
04/05/2017 01:36 EDT
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Canada Needs To Recognize The Right To Breathe Clean Air

Whether included in an existing law such as the Canadian Environmental Protection Act or by way of a new statute, national and enforceable air pollution standards would be a step towards a more equitable society, in which disadvantaged communities aren't left bearing more than their fair share of the national environmental health burden.
05/03/2016 01:48 EDT
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Genetically-Modified Salmon: Coming Soon To A Plate Near You?

AquaBounty Inc. sought and was granted approval to manufacture genetically-modified AquAdvantage salmon eggs at a facility in Prince Edward Island, ship those eggs to Panama for grow-out, and then sell the salmon as food in North America. Outcry and opposition was swift, particularly in reaction to news that the FDA will not require genetically-modified salmon to be labelled.
11/26/2015 11:50 EST