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  • Sunday, May 29, 2005

    The Second Most Polluting State In North America

    Canada. Fresh air? Green forests? Pristine lakes? Canada's most populated region also happens to be North America's second worst polluter. Ontario assumed the shameful position under the dismal Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris and has retained it's position since. From the Canadian Environmental Law Association: New Report Provides More Pollution Bad News:Ontario one of top polluters, again…

    Toronto, Ontario – In Taking Stock, the annual review of North American pollution emissions, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) confirms that over 3.25 million tonnes of chemicals were released and transferred in North America in 2002. This number is always an underestimate since the report only counts, for the most part, emissions from larger facilities...

    According to the CEC report, data for Ontario remains at alarming levels ranking second amongst states and provinces in North America in overall releases and transfers in 2002. Ontario continues a multi-year trend of being among the top-ranking jurisdictions for pollution emissions in North America...

    “The amount of pollution entering the North American environment is simply enormous. Ontario continues tobe a bad actor and Canada seriously lags behind the US in getting industrial lead emissions under control,”noted Paul Muldoon, Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association.

    2 Comments:

    At 5/29/2005 05:51:00 am, Blogger Gothamimage said...

    Just curious why you posted way back on one of our old posts

     
    At 5/29/2005 08:30:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    The answer is there.

     

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