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Summary review of Kinder Morgan Federal Court of Appeal Hearings by West Coast Environmental Law

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.

Leap Montreal activist calls for multifaceted approach to environmental activism.

Le Devoir au sujet de travaux d'urgence sur un pipeline de 1952

Suggestion for Leap Municipal Program.

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association demands independent report on CSIS's spying of eco-activists against Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Comparison of climate change related platforms of NDP leadership candidates with Leap Manifesto—note that none of candidates responded to our survey and none has indicated Leap as overarching vision. Closest has been Niki Ashton in speech at Hamilton Showcase. Here is what our research has turned up: Ashton vs. CaronAngusSingh.

Review of Ian Angus's A Redder Shade of Green: Intersections of Science and Socialism

Discussions of municipal Leap visions Saanich, BC and Thunder Bay