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Don't blame god or nature: David Suzuki blames human practices.

Three mega-dam projects reported as environmentally destructive, hugely costly, and superseded by low cost renewables.

Environmental racism in the USA, exacerbated by Trump.

Campaign for a "climate damages tax"

Who funds the dirtiest energy projects—tar sands?

Cities that will be drowned by global warming.

Ottawa not prepared to deal with impacts of climate change, according to environmental commissioner.

Pembina Institute on Canada's pace in meeting climate targets.

Appeal to NDP ridings to adopt climate justice resolutions for Convention 2018.

BC First Nations promotion of renewables plus public ownership challenges environmentally destructive mega-projects.

Leap Thunder Bay municipal initiative interview on CBC.

Is there a terrible cost to living in Canada's Chemical Valley?

That's the question at the heart of a Global TV-led investigation — two years in the making — that draws upon documents obtained by Ecojustice through Freedom of Information requests.

Chemical Valley is located in Sarnia, Ontario, where petrochemical and refining facilities emit millions of kilograms of toxic air pollutants every year. On bad days, the pollution makes breathing unpleasant — the air smells of rotten eggs and a concoction of chemicals that can induce dizziness and nausea. On the worst of these days, bad air quality can make going outdoors dangerous and residents are told to stay indoors with their windows closed.

A 2007 Ecojustice study showed that industrial facilities in Chemical Valley release more of these pollutants — substances linked with environmental contamination, cancer, and reproductive and developmental health effects — than industry in any other community in Ontario.

The community of Aamjiwnaang First Nation is surrounded by Chemical Valley. It is also home to my friends, Ada Lockridge and Ron Plain. Residents in their community report that they have suffered from a litany of health problems, including asthma, reproductive problems, skin rashes, chronic headaches, and rare cancers.

Suggestion for Leap Municipal Program.