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

About the ministry

June 30, 2014

Staying Green While Enjoying Summer

Whether you're staying home or planning to travel this summer, there are a lot of ways to be kind to the environment -- and save money too.
June 5, 2014

Inverary Resident Jailed for Failing to Comply with Tire Removal Court Order

Belleville - Ian M. Herd of Inverary, Ontario was today sentenced to 16 days jail after pleading guilty for failing to comply with a Court Order to remove...
April 30, 2014

Burlington Firm Fined $ 130,000 For Arnprior Blasting Offences

Perth - Austin Powder Ltd. has been fined $130,000 after pleading guilty to discharging fly rock from a quarry blasting site into the natural environment...

Protecting Ontario’s Environment

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change protects and improves the quality of the environment and coordinates Ontario's actions on climate change leading to healthier communities, ecological protection and economic prosperity for present and future generations.  The tools the ministry uses to accomplish this include:

  • using science and research to develop policies, legislation, regulations and standards
  • enforcing compliance with environmental laws
  • working with other governments, Aboriginal groups and organizations, industry, stakeholders and the public
  • monitoring and reporting to track environmental progress over time
  • modernizing environmental approval processes.