SOURCE: The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

January 16, 2017 05:00 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: What effect did closing Ontario's coal plants have on air pollution? New study coming Tuesday, Jan. 17

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 16, 2017) - On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the Fraser Institute will release a new study examining air pollution in Ontario.

Did the Coal Phase-out Reduce Ontario Air Pollution? spotlights what effects, if any, shuttering Ontario's coal-fired power plants had on air pollution in southern and eastern Ontario, and what lessons Ontario's example might offer the federal government.

The federal government has announced coal-fired power plants will be phased-out across the country by 2030.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 5:00 a.m. (Eastern).

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Contact Information

    Professor Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics,
    University of Guelph

    Kenneth P. Green, Ph.D., Senior Director, Natural Resource Studies
    Fraser Institute

    For interviews with Ross McKitrick or Ken Green or for more information, please contact:
    Bryn Weese, Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    Tel: (604) 688-0221 Ext. 589