Citizen Action Monitor

Climate-driven severe weather catastrophes happening worldwide – Are you worried yet?

In Ontario, local governments are bearing brunt of financial burden from severe weather events. No 2044 Posted by fw, September 5, 2017 “Houston, we have a problem, and so do … Continue reading

September 5, 2017

“The climate change genie is out of the bottle and a failure to act could clearly cost us our prosperity”

Renowned Canadian policy adviser says “climate change disruptions are pounding the hell out of our infrastructure” No 1284 Posted by fw, March 18, 2015 “Everybody knows about it, people are … Continue reading

March 18, 2015

Recent developments give “new hope” to Hamiltonians concerned about climate change

Hamilton residents primed to reduce funding to fossil fuel industry that is damaging the global climate No 1168 Posted by fw, October 20, 2014 “Fossil fuel divestment is the focus … Continue reading

October 20, 2014

Following costly flash floods, Toronto’s new “Resilient City” report prepares city for extreme climate change

Must it take death and damages in the billions to get leaders’ attention and action on climate change? No 1086 Posted by fw, July 1, 2014 “The bad news is … Continue reading

July 1, 2014

Controversy swirling around Line 9 proposal continues to be ignored by Enbridge and NEB

Ontario and Quebec municipalities have reasons to be concerned about the company’s transparency No 932 Posted by fw, December 15, 2013 “Controversy continues to swirl around both the National Energy Board and … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Enbridge Line 9 proposal poses major threat to jobs and safety say Ontario, Quebec opponents

FIVE protest rallies planned for Toronto and Hamilton this month No 870 Posted by fw, October 04, 2013 “Canada’s two largest cities [Toronto, Montreal] are raising strong objections to Enbridge’s … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Enbridge scaremongering – thousands of workers will be on the street if Line 9 plans rejected

Enbridge insists LINE 9 won’t be used to move bitumen to Maine No 858 Posted by fw, September 23, 2013 “…the company insisting that it has dropped its earlier “trailbreaker plan” to … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Getting arrested may be easiest way for citizens to have say in Line 9 convoluted official process

Complaints about process raised by ordinary citizens, City of Hamilton, emergency responders, First Nations Chiefs of Ontario, Council of Canadians, and Hamilton 350 Committee No 825 Posted by fw, August … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

As expected, Harper’s evisceration of environmental legislation allows Enbridge to evade Line 9 questions

Pipeline company simply refuses to answer questions from group of Ontario municipalities and Ministry of Energy No 808 Posted by fw, July 16, 2013 “Enbridge has deemed that more than two dozen … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Enbridge serves injunction against protesters occupying its pumping station near Hamilton

“The injunction means our strategies for how to stop this project need to adapt” No 791 Posted by fw, June 26, 2013 ***BREAKING NEWS*** 20 Activists Arrested at Tar Sands … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Citizens urged to force hand of National Energy Board over outrageous Line 9 application rules

Either allow citizens’ applications, or, by rejecting, confirm public input not welcome at review process No 722 Posted by fw, April 17, 2013 “The newly-revealed NEB rules were imposed by … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harper’s new rules muzzle public dissent at Line 9 pipeline hearings

To testify at hearings, people must submit 10-page application to request permission to appear No 711 Posted by fw, April 07, 2013 “The application to submit a letter of comment requires a … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Confusion and controversy abound in southern Ontario communities over Enbridge’s Line 9 proposal

Rural residents see Enbridge as a “good corporate citizen” and appreciate offers of financial support No 677 Posted by fw, February 17, 2013 Those remarkable folks at Hamilton’s Citizens at … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Growing Canadian and US opposition to plan to pipe dirty tar sands oil from Alberta to Maine

Given disastrous 2010 Enbridge pipeline rupture in Michigan, and company’s “Keystone Cops” response, public has right to be concerned No 660 Posted by fw, January 22, 2013 Thanks to the … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

As public opposition to tar sands pipeline grows, Enbridge withdraws request to speak to Hamilton councillors

Opponents rallying to protest proposal to ship tar sands through Hamilton with or without Council’s help No 593 Posted by fw October 14, 2012 “…the city has no jurisdictional authority … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hamilton volunteer citizens’ group CATCH Ontario gov. officials and city managers in toxic waste denial

City airport is source of chemical that severely contaminated the Welland River and the Binbrook Conservation Area No 543 Posted by fw, August 7, 2012 This post marks the fourth … Continue reading

August 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Enbridge applies to pipe “highly corrosive” tar sands oil through Hamilton to Maine and on to China via supertankers

Given growing opposition to Northern Gateway, using existing pipeline connections could prove easier for Enbridge to win required approvals No 484 Posted by fw, May 22, 2012 “Alberta media…are pointing out that … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Environment Hamilton: Not-for-profit citizen action group exhibits winning formula

No 197 Posted by fw, June 17, 2011 ABOUT ENVIRONMENT HAMILTON (EH) Overview from the website Environment Hamilton’s Mission: EH was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2001 to help Hamiltonians to develop … Continue reading

June 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Hamilton 350” protests federal inaction and Senate obstruction on climate change

No 92 Posted by fw, December 6, 2010 Two thumbs way up to the members of the Hamilton 350 Committee who held another information picket on Saturday December 4, 2010 … Continue reading

December 6, 2010 · Leave a comment