Sierra Club Canada Foundation has learned that the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board will take the unprecedented step of issuing a new license for oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Corridor Resources. In the last nine years, Corridor has been granted three free extensions on its license in the Gulf, and has reached the maximum term set out in the Accords Act for holding an offshore exploration license.
For Immediate Release: November 21, 2016
Halifax, NS -
Scientists studying Northern bottlenose whales are alarmed about seismic surveys (used to find oil and gas deposits below the sea floor) and where they are being conducted in the marine regions off Newfoundland. The lack of consistent application of mitigation measures is raising further alarms that populations are being harmed even before they can be adequately studied and identified.
In response to the deafening silence from the federal and provincial Ministers of Natural Resources, Sierra Club Canada Foundation has lead one final effort to bring forward the concerns of Canadians, experts, and environmental groups. We have gathered the signatures of over 1400 groups and individuals calling for the rejection of the new Corridor Resources licence and a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
[Halifax, NS] – With the municipal election looming in HRM, candidates for council and mayor are extolling the importance of trees in the city.
A new program from Sierra Club is asking Nova Scotian drivers to take extra care to prevent wildlife collisions over the Thanksgiving long weekend.
“Summer may seem like the high season for wildlife on roads, but many species are on the move in October and November and the result is a higher than average rate of collisions – especially with deer,” according to Wanda Baxter, Watch for Wildlife Program Manager. “We are asking drivers to keep an eye out for wildlife while driving over the Thanksgiving weekend and through November.”
Over two dozen non-governmental organizations from Canada and the United States are asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama to postpone or cancel an unprecedented series of shipments of highly radioactive liquid waste from Ontario to South Carolina along public roads and over bridges crossing the waters of the Great Lakes.
The Sierra Club Canada Foundation and East Coast Environmental Law (ECELAW) and their legal council at EcoJustice are applauding the recent decision to proceed with a federal court process to determine if the decision to reject the Digby Quarry was in line with our obligations under NAFTA.
Halifax, NS – In honour of World Oceans Day, Atlantic Chapter of Sierra Club Canada Foundation with support from Halifax Water is launching a program to engage citizens in re-connecting with Halifax Harbour. Harbours are often our entry point to experiencing the ocean, but they are also polluted and industrialized.
The Federal Court of Canada has granted the Sierra Club of Canada Foundation and East Coast Environmental Law (ECELAW) standing to intervene in a key environmental case with international consequences. Ecojustice lawyers will be working on behalf of the interveners in this case.
In 2007 the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia rejected a proposed 120-hectare coastal quarry and marine terminal to be located on Digby Neck., N.S. The decision followed a detailed environmental impact assessment and the recommendations of an independent Joint Review Panel.