The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has released a status report on a series of policy reviews it is conducting in response to Applications for Review filed by the public under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR). The Ministry is attempting to resolve a number difficult and long-standing issues, ranging from the cumulative impacts of air pollution, to the "fracking" of oil and gas reserves in Ontario, to increasing the diversion of commercial waste from landfills. Some of these reviews have been underway for years. For example, MOECC agreed to undertake the air pollution review back in May 2009, and the final report is not expected until early 2017.
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