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Gord Miller
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is the province's independent environmental watchdog. Appointed by the Legislative Assembly, the ECO is tasked with monitoring and reporting on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights, and the government's success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in achieving greater energy conservation in Ontario.

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The Ring of Fire: The Story So Far

- 2014-09-23

Most Ontarians have heard of the Ring of Fire, but few have ever been there. This is probably because the Ring of Fire is more than 500 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay – and there are no railways or all-season …

Fracking for Shale Gas Brings Wastewater Questions

- 2014-09-22

If you follow environmental issues, or watched the 2012 Hollywood movie Promised Land, then you’ve probably heard of fracking.  This term usually refers to a combination of two different technologies to extract …

The Registry: Remarkable, but Ready for a Refresh

- 2014-09-17

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights. It has been a good reason to celebrate, and has given me a chance to reflect on the various civic engagement tools built into the …

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Looking for Leadership

The Environmental Bill of Rights at 20:
Your Environment, Your Rights

Looking for Leadership:
The Costs of Climate Inaction
2014 Climate Change Progress Report

Sink, Swim or Tread Water? Adapting Infrastructure to Extreme Weather Events

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Overall Benefits for Ontario's Species at Risk?

Laying Siege to the Last Line of Defence - An Overview

Undermining the role of Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources

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