Richmond Landfill; Oshawa Second Marsh; CBC Docs - The Disappearing Male

CELA Bulletin

70: 4-November-2008

Periodic E-News from the Canadian Environmental Law Association

In this issue:

  • CELA Client Demands Closure of Richmond Landfill
  • CELA Intervenes to Protect Oshawa's Second Marsh
  • CBC Docs, The Disappearing Male - Inspiration from CPCHE's Father's Day Report

CELA Client Demands Closure of Richmond Landfill

A citizens’ group represented by CELA has filed an Application for Review of two approvals for the Richmond Landfill Site near Napanee, Ontario.  The Application, which was jointly filed under the Environmental Bill of Rights with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and the Township of Tyendinaga, is requesting that the Ministry of the Environment review and revise the two approvals so that waste disposal activities at the site cease by December 31, 2008. On-line, please see: Media Release, Backgrounder and full collection of on-line materials regarding the Richmond Landfill.

For more information, please contact:
Rick Lindgren, CELA Counsel (613-385-1686;  

CELA Intervenes to Protect Oshawa's Second March 

CELA has been retained by the Friends of Second Marsh in their battle against a controversial proposal by a private corporation to build a large ethanol refinery beside the provincially significant Second Marsh in Oshawa, Ontario.  The ethanol refinery requires various federal, provincial and local approvals, and the Friends are concerned about the direct, indirect and cumulative impacts of the refinery upon the Second Marsh’s ecological functions, features and values. View: Media Release.

For more information, please contact:
Rick Lindgren, CELA Counsel (613-385-1686;  

CBC Docs - The Disappearing Male Premiering This Week

CELA's ongoing work within the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment (CPCHE) produced a Father's Day Report in 2007: Men, Boys and Environmental Health Threats. We are proud to say that this report helped to inspire an investigative documentary by filmmaker Marc De Guerre. The Disappearing Male premiers on CBC-TV on Thursday, November 6 at 9 PM (repeating on CBC Newsworld Sat. Nov. 8th at 10 PM). The film investigates this important topic, interviewing leading scientists and profiling the chemicals suspected of toxicity to the male reproductive system, during development and through life. Visit CBC on-line for more information including multiple links to fact sheets, studies and reports, and related links.

For more information on CPCHE's Father's Day report, please contact:
Kathleen Cooper, Senior Researcher, CELA, 705-341-2488 (cell)

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