Ontario planning to scrap environmental standards for some large water polluters - 2019-12-09

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F132.png Ontario planning to scrap environmental standards for some large water polluters December 9, 2019, Jeff Gray, Globe and Mail

Environmentalists are raising concerns about an Ontario plan to scrap a series of 25-year-old environmental standards for some large water polluters, but the province argues its proposal would not weaken the rules for dumping toxins into lakes and rivers.

The elimination of what are known as the Municipal-Industrial Strategy for Abatement standards are part of a drive by the Progressive Conservative government of Ontario Premier Doug Ford to reduce red tape for businesses.

But environmental groups, including Environmental Defence and the Canadian Environmental Law Association, warn the move would loosen pollution rules for the approximately 140 facilities covered by MISA, which include some of the province's largest refineries, mines, pulp and paper mills, and chemical plants.

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