The opportunity to entrench a coal phase out deadline in law will either be seized or missed this month. With the election countdown clock ticking, the current provincial cabinet will meet one last time on August 22nd. This will be the last chance for the government’s proposed phase-out regulation to be made law. So please take a break from the beach to help us push through this important clean-air milestone:

If you have not already commented on the draft regulation, do it now! Please visit http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTAwOTUx&statusId=MTUwNzkw&language=en and tell the government that:

* You strongly support a legally binding coal phase-out deadline
* You also want to see legally binding requirements for interim annual reductions in coal use.

The deadline for comments is midnight on Friday, Aug. 10th.

Please also tell Premier McGuinty to enact an improved regulation at the Aug. 22nd. cabinet meeting. And if your MPP is a cabinet minister ( Click here for a list of cabinet ministers.) please also contact them and urge them to make adopting the regulation a priority ( for minister’s contact info, click here.) (Or visit the Ontario Legislature website at www.ontla.on.ca).

If you don’t know who your MPP is, click here to search by postal code (or visit Elections Ontario at www.electionsontario.on.ca ). If your MPP is not a cabinet minister, send your message to Environment Minister Laurel Broten lbroten.mpp@liberal.ola.org and Energy Minister Dwight Duncan — dduncan.mpp@liberal.ola.org.

If you have any problems with the link for the regulation posting, the EBR registry number is 010-0945. Simply go to www.ebr.gov.on.ca and enter this number. You can submit comments online by clicking the “Submit comment” button in the right-hand margin on the draft regulation page.

Please pass this message on to your friends.

Thank you

Jessica Fracassi
Communications & Membership Manager
402-625 Church St, Toronto M4Y 2G1
Phone: 416-926-1907 ext. 245
Fax: 416-926-1601
Email: info@cleanair.web.ca
Website: www.cleanairalliance.org