On June 18th, Premier McGuinty announced that he would issue a legally binding regulation requiring the complete phase-out of Ontario’s dirty coal-fired power plants by 2014. However, Premier McGuinty still hasn’t posted his draft coal phase-out regulation on the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Registry for public comment.
Premier McGuinty’s slow progress is in stark contrast to the quick action taken by Ontario’s former Minister of the Environment, Elizabeth Witmer, to phase-out coal burning at the Lakeview Generating Station in Mississauga. Elizabeth Witmer posted her draft regulation to phase-out coal burning at Lakeview on the EBR Registry on the same day (March 26, 2001) as her announcement that she would issue the regulation.
Please contact Premier McGuinty and ask him to post his draft coal phase-out regulation on the EBR immediately to ensure that another important coal phase out promise doesn’t fall by the wayside before the October provincial election.
Premier McGuinty can be contacted at https://www.premier.gov.on.ca/feedback/feedback
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