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The Ministry of the Environment works to protect and sustain Ontario’s air, land, and water.

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April 24, 2014

Taking Action to Protect the Niagara River

Ontario's draft Great Lakes agreement with Canada will bring the Niagara River Area of Concern one step closer to being removed from the list of ...
April 22, 2014

Oshawa Composting Facility and Director Fined $65,000 For Causing Odours and Failing to Comply with a Ministry Order

Whitby- An Oshawa composting facility and its Director were fined a total of $65,000 for discharging compost odours that caused adverse effects and...
April 17, 2014

Province Proposing Cleaner Low-Carbon Fuels

Ontario is proposing to make it easier for large industrial facilities to use cleaner low-carbon fuels to replace dirty coal, resulting in lower...

Protecting Ontario’s Environment

At the Ministry of the Environment our vision is a healthy environment for a strong Ontario. We see new approaches and solutions arising right across Ontario – in communities creating more sustainable futures, in businesses cutting waste and costs, and among researchers developing innovations for a growing green marketplace.

We work with people across the province to protect our air, land, and water. Our goal is a healthy environment where Ontario’s people, businesses and communities thrive, now and in the future.