The Big Heist: Ottawa Hands Offshore Regulation to Oil Industry

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K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX)  --  An alliance of twenty Atlantic Canadian and Quebec environmental, Indigenous, and fishery organizations gathered today to express alarm that offshore petroleum boards would be given more power over oceans off Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and in the Gulf of St. Lawrence under the Liberal government’s plan to modify the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. 

We'll take a cup of kindness

For Auld Lang Syne, for old time’s sake, for our old friendships, and our new ones, we just wanted to toast you and say thank you for your support this year.

If you have not yet had a chance to make a donation, you can do so right here.

We’d be grateful for your cup of kindness.

Wherever you are today and this evening, be safe, and warm and happy.

Thank you for helping to protect our most precious planet.


A family matter.

Family. Food. Warmth. Safety. Home.

These are the things I’m thinking about in the intensifying few days leading up to the holidays.

It always makes me think about our families of wildlife, out there in the elements, finding their way. I’m in awe of their resilience, their own unique family and social structures, and how they have adapted over millennia.  I wonder how they do it.

Holding Steady for Justice for the Gulf

I wanted to give you an update on our critical legal battle and appearance in court this week to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence and all of the beautiful creatures who live there.

The case involves one important argument:  the issuance of the licence that the offshore board has granted to the oil company, Corridor Resources. First though, we had to defend our ability to be heard, as “our standing,” is being challenged by the offshore board (responsible for granting exploration licences to oil companies), and by the oil company itself.