Issues

Nuclear Refurbishment Costs The Financial Accountability Office of Ontario released a report on the costs of the planned nuclear reactor refurbishments. The Ontario Clean Air Alliance points out 4 main flaws with the report. November 22, 2017
Oil and Fresh Water New research at the Experimental Lakes Area is studying the impact of oil spills in fresh water. November 20, 2017
Act or be Acted Upon Dr. Laxer's new report outlines how the Alberta Tar Sands oil production can be phased out by 2040. November 11, 2017
Studying Permafrost in a Changing Climate On October 23, 2017, Élise Devoie, originally from Thunder Bay, gave a presentation on her permafrost research. Learn more by reading her blog and the Chronicle Journal article by Kerstin Muth. November 1, 2017
Some implications of Bill 139 - Land Use Decisions This article by Karen Peterson discusses resource capacity of local planning boards for assessing complex social and environmental impacts of resource extraction proposals. September 1, 2017
Nuclear Costs Continue to Rise How much of the electricity bill derives from nuclear energy? This article reviews an average electricity bill and which costs are expected to go up In the future and which down. August 3, 2017
The Price of Power in Ontario Learn more about the role of nuclear power in Ontario electricity rate increases: article, reports, and A PETITION TO CLOSE THE AGING PICKERING NUCLEAR POWER PLANT June 6, 2017
GRAVEL PITS AND LOCAL PLANNING BOARDS A local controversy regarding a gravel pit highlights concerns surrounding decision-making by local planning boards for projects that can have major impacts for nearby residents and the environment. May 22, 2017
Something to Think About Are people hard-wired to ignore climate change? Board member Lucy LaFramboise writes a review of the book "Don't even think about it". May 1, 2017
Precious Water Board member Scott Harris asks,"How much usuable water do we have?" April 21, 2017