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Government of Canada announces draft rules to cut pollutants that cause smog in communities across Canada

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada announced the draft regulations to further reduce emissions from the petroleum sector of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are airborne pollutants that contribute to smog. They are also major contributors to cancer, respiratory diseases, and premature death. These harmful VOCs include benzene and come from storage tanks and loading equipment at petroleum refineries, upgraders, petrochemical facilities, terminals, and other bulk fuel facilities across Canada.


Government of Canada to announce a federal investment to support household energy-saving climate action in Newfoundland and Labrador

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | media advisories

Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Labour and Seniors, and the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will make a federal investment announcement to support climate action in Newfoundland and Labrador on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change for Newfoundland and Labrador.


Minister Guilbeault provides update with new design options for the Clean Electricity Regulations

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, released an update on the consultations and on the design options being considered for the final Clean Electricity Regulations. These options address the feedback received during the last six months of extensive consultations with provincial and territorial governments, the Canada Electricity Advisory Council, Indigenous representatives, electricity providers, industry, environmental organizations, and interested Canadians.


Government of Canada invests $3 million in citizen science and open data for birds and biodiversity

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced an investment of $3 million to Birds Canada over five years. The funding will support citizen science programs and open data, providing access to hundreds of millions of data records gathered by volunteers and professional biologists on the distribution, abundance, and population trends for birds in Canada.


Canada taking next steps on the right to a healthy environment and environmental justice and racism

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | backgrounders

On February 6, 2024, the Government of Canada launched consultation and engagement activities with Canadians on the right to a healthy environment in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) to develop a national strategy to advance environmental justice, and to assess, prevent, and address environmental racism.


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