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CouncilWatch - Mapping TOenviro, water polluters convicted

April 30, 2012

mapping TOenviro: Join TEA as we reflect on how to move from defending what we have to building something better.

On May 16th, join us for mappingTOenviro a fun evening of networking, discussion, and a preview of some of the changes happening at TEA!

We're looking back at the last year and a half to reflect on what has happened at City Hall in terms of the environment. At TEA, we've also had an eventful year and a half and we're doing things differently and reaching Torontonians in ways we've never done before.

Water polluters fined for toxic releases
TEA took action last year when Toronto Water tried to remove some penalties for water polluters during the City budget. We won that fight and made sure that the annual reports identifying industrial polluters were brought up to date.

On April 18, the Public Works Committee heard the overdue Toronto Water report including a list of industries who were caught violating our Sewers by-law for toxic releases to the sewer, or for not completing a required Pollution Prevention Plan. The increased enforcement is a good sign.To see if any businesses in your area were caught violating the Sewers by-law, click here to see the report.

The Committee also requested a report on improving Sewers by-law compliance and policy options for the City to force companies to install pollution prevention controls rather than just develop plans.
Read more on our website, including five polluters to watch.

Environmental groups across Ontario are concerned that the McGuinty budget package includes serious cuts to the Endangered Species Act that will hurt endangered wildlife across Ontario.

Contact your MPP and the Premier now. Read more on the Greenpeace website.

Help TEA collect pennies to build a greener Toronto!

Thanks to TEA supporters who've collected pennies for us! 
Call or email us to arrange a pick up & let us know if you can host a drop off location.

Volunteer Orientation
Join us on Monday April 30th at 6pm at the Scarborough Civic Centre for a Volunteer Orientation Session.

Learn about TEA, about environmental events, and how you can get involved over the summer!
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