Water Quality

Great Lakes set to collapse: Eco group

The five lakes, which contain one-fifth of the world's fresh water and supply tens of millions of people, may be "veering close to ecosystem collapse," the report by the National Wildlife Federation said. 

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Petition to Ban Fracking in Nova Scotia Launched this Thanksgiving

Sierra Club Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter asks ‘What are you thankful for? Clean water and air?’


Halifax, N.S.- This Thanksgiving weekend will mark the official launch of Sierra Club Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter’s petition to ban  hydraulic fracturing operations in Nova Scotia. The petition will be launched at a public event outside the CORE All Energy Conference, coinciding with a “Town Hall” session led by Energy Ministers from PEI, NS, and NB.

The Petition Supporting a Legislated Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas in Nova Scotiawill run from October 7th to November 30th and will seek signatures from supporters of fresh, accessible water for present and future generations of Nova Scotians.

WHO: Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada Chapter

WHAT: Public awareness event & launch of  Petition to Ban Fracking in NS... Read more »

Great Lakes Section

Sierra Club's Great Lakes Section


The Great Lakes Section of SCO started in 2010. It is led by veteran Great Lakes advocate Mary Muter and comprised of Sierra Club members with specific experience and focus on Great Lakes issues. They are addressing the multiple components of the Great Lakes ecosystem using bi-national coordination of activities with the Sierra Club in the States.... Read more »

Sierra Club Atlantic calls for commitments to protect water

ORWELL – Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada chapter is asking for a ban on fracking for natural gas, an end to fish kills and degradation of rivers through nitrates and sediment run off, and an investment in sewage treatment for Charlottetown as three key commitments needed from candidates in the P.E.I. provincial election. Sierra Club Atlantic members gathered on P.E.I. last weekend to celebrate their 10th anniversary and to talk about key issues in the region. One of the key areas discussed was the need to protect Prince Edward Island's precious water ways and fresh water resources.... Read more »


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