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In our final full-length episode of the Winter 2010 broadcast season, Waterkeeper takes you to Moncton, New Brunswick. We celebrate the opening of the causeway gates on the famed Petitcodiac Riverkeeper with our friends. The show is packed full of interviews, sounds, speeches, and audio from the causeway celebration. Music in this show Drumming and…
 
To mark the end of the Clean Water Workshop, the Waterkeeper staff chat with our Toronto law students about their work during the 2009-2010 school year. In partnership with Pro Bono Students Canada, U of T, Osgoode, and Queen’s law students work on files for Waterkeeper throughout the school year. Our Toronto students talk about their review of the…
 
Ontario’s new “modernization” law will amend the province’s most important environmental legislation. And, in the process, it will send the province back to the Dark Ages of environmental regulation. Mark and Krystyn review the Ontario government’s proposal and talk about what it means for the future of clean air and water in our province. More inf…
 
Edwards vs. DTE Energy was one of the most groundbreaking private prosecutions in environmental law. The case against one American coal-fired power plant operator is now closed. We helped to investigate the charges. We tell you how it ended. What it means. Mark and Krystyn speak with Scott Edwards and Doug Martz. Music in this Show It Ain’t Over Ti…
 
The Clearwater River is one of Canada’s remaining pristine wilderness rivers. Few places on earth have such historical, cultural, navigable, and ecological value. So why is a Canadian oil company trying to take 17,000 cubic metres of water a day from this precious river? Mark and Krystyn learn more about the taking of the Clearwater River today, wi…
 
It is the year 2040. You are in the middle of Lake Ontario, floating towards the Thousand Islands. What do you see? Miles and miles of uninterrupted shoreline? Or row upon row of white wind turbines? We will know the answer to that question before this year is out. It is 2010. The face of Lake Ontario is changing. We find out how and where and why,…
 
Deep at the bottom of Hamilton Harbour, there is a creeping menace. It is a “spill in slow motion”, a toxic cocktail of coal tar, metals, and man-made chemicals. Formally known as “Randle Reef”, this slowly spreading stew of pollution has been a blight on Hamilton Harbour for a generation. Clean-up should have started in 2008, but it did not. Now r…
 
Environmental prosecutions are making headlines again as Syncrude finds itself in court in Alberta. The company has contaminated ponds at its tar sands site in Alberta and is facing charges from both the provincial and federal governments after 1600 migratory birds died there in 2008. We talk about public and private environmental prosecutions toda…
 
Wet weather means massive amounts of sewage pouring into Lake Ontario. Fraser Riverkeeper still seeks an end to sewage pollution in Vancouver. The feds are forging new rules for wastewater treatment plants in Canada. We talk about Kingston’s ongoing sewage problems, prosecutions in Vancouver, and new regulations under the Fisheries Act. Our guests …
 
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