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Community Right to Know E-Bulletin (February 2007)

Ban of Used Oil Burning Under Fire -  We Need Your Help!

Dear TEA members,

Recently, the provincial government announced a draft regulation banning the
burning of used oil.  Burning used oil releases highly toxic pollutants into
our air and the ban will serve to better protect public health and the
environment.  Before this regulation is finalized, a formal public comment
period is required and posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry
at http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/envregistry/029109er.htm.  Unfortunately,
industry has mobilized itself and has sent in hundreds of letters calling
for the government NOT to implement the ban.

We need your help!  Attached is a letter in SUPPORT of the ban.  Please send
it to:

Yosh Imahori, Senior Policy Coordinator
Waste Management Policy Branch, Hazardous Waste Policy Section
Ministry of the Environment
135 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, ON  M4V 1P5
PHONE: (416) 314-4635  FAX: (416) 314-9411
The deadline is March 3rd.  Let's make it clear to the Ministry of the
Environment that clean air is our right.

Toronto Environmental Alliance
201 - 30 Duncan Street
Toronto, ON M5V 2C3
tel: 416-596-0660