Citizens Environment Alliance
CEA homepage Donate Online Membership Online Join Us on Facebook

News & Views

What's Happening

12th Annual SMOGFEST
Art Exhibition and Silent Auction

April 1 - April 30, 2014
Milk Coffee Bar,
68 University Ave. W., Windsor, ON

Closing Reception Saturday April 26, 7pm
Special Musical Guest Trevor Malcolm

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


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.

NEW 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



RESQROAST & CEA - A Mutual Partnership

Looking for a simple and delicious way to support Citizens Environment Alliance? Well we have the perfect solution: RESQROAST. It’s a new concept that brings Artisan Coffee directly to your front door. When you sign up for a RESQROAST coffee subscription you will receive two, always different, 12 oz bags of artisan coffee each month. The contents of the box are curated by coffee experts, roasted in carbon neutral facilities, and feature Fair Trade, Rain Forest Alliance certified, and coffee that has been sourced from small independent farms. If you sign up for a 3-month subscription you will receive a free eco-friendly RESQROAST tote bag.

The best part? 15% of every purchase goes directly to us. All you have to do is select Citizens Environment Alliance during the purchasing process.

So what are you waiting for? Go get caffeinated at


CEA Joins Giftit - A New Way to Donate!

The Citizens Environment Alliance is pleased to announce its association with Giftit. Giftit is a classified buy & sell web site and is locally directed, like Craigslist or Kijiji, with a charity twist. Anyone can sell a good or service to another person, and the proceeds from the sale go to the CEA. Click on the Giftit logo to donate items for sale to the CEA or visit the Giftit homepage to buy donated items to support a variety of charities. For your convenience here are a couple files that explain How to Donate on Giftit and How to Buy on Giftit.

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

The Citizens Environment Alliance (CEA) is a non-profit, grass-roots, international, education and research organization. We are committed to an ecosystem approach to environmental planning and management.

Home Events Campaigns Press Releases About Us Site Map

© Copyright 2014 Citizens Environment Alliance contact us