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9 September, 2014   |   Anonymous   |   Article
Over the past 5 months, Joseph Boutilier has cycled 5,000km on one wheel to call for action on climate change. Join Joseph as he arrives in our nation’s capital – his final destination – to meet with...
11 August, 2014   |   Zack Metcalfe   |   Media Release
See an electric vehicle next to you on the road and you might not distinguish it from any other gas guzzler confronting rush hour traffic. But drive one yourself...and you won't soon shake the experience.Electric...
16 July, 2014   |   Zack Metcalfe   |   In the News
"The Atlantic Salmon and the blue whales are both very precious creatures to our nations," said Chief Claude Jeannotte of Gespeg, Quebec. He spoke in Halifax on behalf of these two struggling species Wednesday...
4 July, 2014   |   Anonymous   |   Article
Sierra Club's Waste Diversion Expert, Rob Muir, continues to emphasize the necessity of waste diversion to combat climate change.  Local government has an important role in making it happen, however, the key is...
1 June, 2014   |   Zack Metcalfe   |   In the News
Dr John Cherry, a hydrogeologist with the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), says fracking wells in Canada aren't built for the long haul; they tend to spring leaks."In my view, well integrity is likely the...
6 May, 2014   |   Gretchen Fitzgerald   |   Publication
 To: Cheryl Blundon April 28, 2014Board SecretaryThe Board of Commissioners of Public UtilitiesProvince of Newfoundland and LabradorTorbay RoadSt. John's, NL Dear Ms Blundon On...
15 April, 2014   |   Kristina Jackson   |   Article
From our friends at Ontario Clean Air Alliance:On April 8th, the Thunder Bay Generating Station burned its last lump of coal marking the end of an era in Ontario. Thunder Bay was the last of the province...
13 March, 2014   |   Gretchen Fitzgerald   |   Publication
 Thank you for this opportunity to comment on the Importation of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Prohibition Act, which received its First Reading in the Nova Scotia Legislature three days ago.Sierra Club Canada is...
16 January, 2014   |   Kristina Jackson   |   Article
Sierra Club Canada's Ontario Chapter was instrumental in the decision by our provincial government to shut down all coal plants. The day has come! Toronto environmental lawyer Dianne Saxe has a nice piece on her...
3 December, 2013   |   Gretchen Fitzgerald   |   Media Release
Halifax, NS – Sierra Club Atlantic welcomes the ban of the import of dangerous fracking waste announced today in Nova Scotia. Last spring, Sierra Club launched a petition calling for the ban, and the NS Liberal...

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