OTTAWA, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The federal budget to be tabled tomorrow
may contain measures to restrict environmental charities' ability to be
involved in environmental policy.
Environmental charities work to prevent climate change, protect drinking
water and air, and get toxic chemicals out of kids' clothes and food.
This work may be at risk due to potential measures in the 2014 budget
aimed at silencing opposing views.
Environmental Defence spokespeople will be in Ottawa and available to
comment tomorrow on these potential measures.
Environmental Defence will also comment on other aspects of the budget
that affect the environment and health, such as subsidies to fossil
fuel companies, energy efficiency and clean energy.
WHAT: Interview opportunities on the federal budget
WHO: Environmental Defence's Executive Director Tim Gray and Campaigns
Director Gillian McEachern
WHEN: Tuesday February 11th, 2014 (ALL DAY)
About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is Canada's most effective environmental action
organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business
and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
SOURCE: Environmental Defence
For further information:
Or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Naomi Carniol, Environmental Defence, 416-323-9521 ext 258; 416-570-2878 cell email@example.com