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13th Annual


Art Exhibition & Silent Auction

April 1 - April 30, 2015
Milk Coffee Bar,
68 University Ave. W., Windsor, ON

Silent auction bidding will run the length of the exhibition. The artist will receive 70% of selling price; the CEA will receive 30%.

Drop by Milk Coffee Bar during the month of April to view local art dealing with local concerns. Any artwork purchased will help support local artists and the Citizens Environment Alliance. View poster.

Sealcoat contaminates Great lakes

Coal-tar Sealcoats Major Source of PAH Contamination in Great Lakes Basin

Coal-tar sealcoats are sprayed or brushed on asphalt parking lots, driveways and roads every few years to protect against weather, extend their life and improve appearance. These sealcoats are a significant source of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), a known human carcinogen. PAHs are widespread in the Great Lakes basin. Studies have shown that as much as 50-75% of PAH contamination found in the sediment throughout the Great Lakes region comes directly from coal-tar sealcoats.

The CEA has partnered with Freshwater Future to raise awareness about this environmental pollutant and how to reduce its environmental impact. Find out more about the hazards of coar-tar sealcoats here.


Environmental contentions filed against proposed Fermi 2 life extension

A coalition of environmental groups, including the CEA, have officially intervened against the application by DTE (Detroit Edison) to extend the operating license at its Fermi 2 atomic reactor for an additional 20 years, to 2045. Two of the contentions concern high-level radioactive waste, and two are about reactor risks.The coalition has issued a press release about its intervention and contentions opposing Fermi 2's license extension. View press release.


New Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health

The CEA in collaboration with Environmental Defence and other environmental groups have submitted comments to the Ontario and Canadian governments regarding the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (COA). COA sets the stage for the governments to cooperate to ensure the restoration, protection and conservation of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin over the next five years. Here is our response to the proposed COA: View submission.


Environmental Coalition Continues Challenging “Radioactive Russian Roulette” at Davis-Besse

The environmental coalition battling against the 20 year license extension proposed at the problem-plagued Davis-Besse atomic reactor near Toledo, Ohio has filed a supplement to its cracked concrete containment contention.

March 25, 2014: Opponents to 20 more years at Davis-Besse cite radioactive waste dilemma, renewable alternatives. Recent WIPP dump leak undermines NRC assumptions, Wind/Solar growing by leaps and bounds. Read full release.

May 22, 2013: Environmental coalition challenges Davis Besse's "experimental" steam generator replacement - Groups seek NRC license amendment safety hearings. Read full release.

November 5, 2012: Hearings on the Davis-Besse nuclear reactor license extension. Read full release

July 16, 2012: Environmental Coalition Bolsters Case Against Davis-Besse. Read full release


Great Lakes Protection Act

What We Hope to See in the Great Lakes Protection Act

The Great Lakes Protection Alliance has submitted comments regarding Bill 6, the (Ontario) Great Lakes Protection Act. This submission is supported by many of Ontario's leading environmental organizations including the CEA.

Read Detailed prioritized recommendations regarding amendments to Bill 6 (proposed Great Lakes Protection Act) Submission to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills.

Read Detailed Prioritized Amendments to Bill 6 - Supplemental Submissions

We need a Great Lakes Protection Act to re-engage Ontarians with their Great Lakes, a source of drinking water, recreation, history and prosperity. We must increase the ecological resilience of the Great Lakes to improve their health and the health of the region's people.


Fermi 3 Proposal

Proposal to Build Fermi 3

The CEA and other environmental organizations have submitted written responses to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding DTE's proposed Fermi 3 Nuclear Reactor in Michigan.

October 31, 2013: Doubts on Geotechnical Data Undermine Safety at Proposed Fermi 3 Atomic Reactor. Read.

March 18, 2013: Final Impact Statement Comments focusing on water. Read submission.

February 20, 2013: Fermi 3 Final Environmental Impact Statement Incomplete. Fermi 3 Interveners Reveal Major Inadequacies of Environmental Impact Statement – Concurrently the NRC Announces Major Delays in Safety Evaluation Review -- Major Setbacks Projected. Read full press release.

January 18, 2013: Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Fermi 3 was released. The public has sixty days from the release date to comment on the proposal. This FEIS will be the last opportunity to express opposition to the proposed Fermi 3 nuclear plant under the National Environmental Policy Act. The FEIS four volume set total of 2320 pages is available at

Check out the website of the international coalition to stop Fermi 3.


Citizens Show Overwhelming Support for Ojibway Shores

Overflowing crowd attends Port Authority's explanation for destroying Ojibway Shores

With over 13.5 hectares of woodlot, a marshy pond and 500 metres of natural Detroit River shoreline, Ojibway Shores is a ecological gem in an otherwise heavily developed Detroit River watershed. In its current state, Ojibway Shores acts as a wildlife linkage or corridor between the Detroit River and the interior significant sites of the Ojibway complex including Black Oak Woods, Ojibway Park, Ojibway Prairie, and Spring Garden ANSI.

Ojibway Shores is owned by the Federal Government of Canada and is administered by the Windsor Port Authority. On July 3rd at Mackenzie Hall in Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority held a public meeting to reveal its plan to destroy the property known as Ojibway Shores.

An overflowing capacity audience showed up to show their support for this very important ecological link. Congratulations to everyone who attended in support of Ojibway Shores! Let's hope this support does not go unheeded by the Port Authority. View map of Ojibway Shores.

Update on Ojibway Shores

Read the ENGO Prospectus

U.S. - Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

A new Great Lakes Water Quality agreement between Canada and the U.S. was signed on Sept. 7, 2012. Read the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

The Citizens Environment Alliance (CEA) is concerned with omissions in the new agreement and a lack of capacity at the federal level to implement the Agreement.

The CEA and other leading environmental organizations have submitted comments and recommendations in response to Canadian & U.S. negotiators consultation on the renegotiation of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Read the following documents to find out more.

Great Lakes Groups send letter to IJC Regarding Great Lakes Water Quality Board and other Boards, Feb 8, 2013


CEA Founder Ric Coronado and David Suzuki at Ojibway Shores, 1999.
Founder Ric Coronado and David Suzuki at Ojibway Shores, 1999.

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