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Government Regulation: Acid Rain and Mercury Pollution

government regulation: As an environmental lawyer and the former environmental commissioner of Ontario, I have spent 45 years at Canada's battlefront between the economy, the environment, and law and government, according to National Observer. These decades of difficult work produced hard-won, important victories that many people now take for granted. It first appeared in Open on Sept. 16, 2019. Because of civil society protests, government regulation and business innovation urban and indoor air is cleaner; the ozone layer is recovering; acid rain, lead and mercury pollution are way down; the pesticides in food are less toxic to people. The climate emergency and the devastation of ecosystems put the very future of human civilization at stake, largely because the lavish use of fossil fuels is destroying the natural systems on which all human lives depend. Don't miss out on the latest news Sign up for our daily briefing But the task Canadians have now is enormously more urgent and more difficult. ( As reported in the news.