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2011-04-20   |   View this publication   |   Trade and Environment
By Janet M Eaton The following announcement that Julia Gillard's Australian government has rejected investor-State dispute settlement in trade agreements [1] is good news for those  who care about good government, democratic legislation and process, fairness, poverty reduction, the environment, and the planet not to mention a sustainable economy. For indeed the  investor state mechanism in Free Trade Agreements [FTAs] has been widely discredited on many fronts.  [For more on Investor state, sometimes referred to as investor privileges, see here.
2011-04-05   |   View this publication   |   Atlantic Chapter, Atmosphere & Energy
Edited transcript of Tony Reddin's submission to the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on behalf of Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island (ECO-PEI) on Thursday, March 2, 2011The main issues raised in Mr. Reddin's submission: 1) using less energy from all sources is a critical part of avoiding more economical and climate catastrophes; 2) young people must be included in these strategy planning discussions and decisions; 3) farming without fossil fuels is a challenge that must be faced; 4) Canadian trade and energy agreements must be negotiated to serve Canadians instead of corporations, and 5) nuclear power is unnecessary, unsafe and uneconomical. Agenda:
2011-03-31   |   View this publication   |   Atlantic Chapter
Save Our Seas and Shores Coalition, Sierra Club Atlantic, and Ecology Action Centre do not recognize the authority of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) to assess and approve oil and gas exploration and development in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
2011-03-21   |   View this publication   |   aucun
Petition to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in Nova Scotia      To: Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia • Whereas Petroworth Resources Inc. has indicated that it intends to drill for oil along  a seismic line between Lake Ainslie and Mull River in the ‘Ainslie Block’  that extends from St. Rose to Port Hood and east to Whycocomagh in Inverness County, and   • Whereas this exploration may lead to the discovery of shale gas (i.e. natural gas obtained from underground shale formations) as well as oil, and   • Whereas Petroworth Resources Inc has used the technology known as hydraulic fracturing (hereafter referred to as fracking) in the extraction of shale gas in New Brunswick and has not ruled out its utilization in the Ainslie Block, and   • Whereas fracking involves injecting, under very high pressure, millions of litres of water, sand and   proprietary chemicals  into a large number of underground rock formations, and    • Whereas some of these chemicals can lead to serious health problems, ranging from eye and respiratory disorders to cancer, and     • Whereas fracking in other parts of North America has already resulted in the contamination of underground sources of drinking water and other environmental concerns,   • Whereas other rural communities across North America have reacted to these threats to drinking water and human health by demanding an outright ban on the use of fracking,    • We the undersigned, in the interests of all residents of Nova Scotia, demand a province- wide ban on the use of fracking as described above. (DOWNLOAD THE PETITION BELOW TO GATHER SIGNATURES)              
2011-03-21   |   View this publication   |   aucun
The Sandpiper is the quarterly newsletter for the Atlantic Canada Chapter of Sierra Club Canada. We hope you enjoy the Spring 2012 issue!   Open publication - Free publishing
2011-03-07   |   View this publication   |   Atlantic Chapter, Climate Change, Atmosphere & Energy
Presented by Larry Lack On behalf of the Sierra Club of Canada, Atlantic Canada Chapter to the New Brunswick Energy Commission The mandate of the Commission is "to conduct a broad public consultation and report to government on a long-term energy plan. More information on the commission and its mandate is available online." Our report made the following recommendations: conservation should our very first order of business New Brunswick should establish a minimum efficiency for biomass projects encourage and give priority to cooperative, community controlled utilization of our crown lands and other forests create disbursed, well-distributed smaller generating facilities, using diverse power sources including sustainable biomass wood-fired generators and carefully located  wind, wave, tidal and solar energy create incentives for clean renewable energy sources with a policy known as the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) shale gas exploration and development should not be encouraged or permitted in New Brunswick rather than planning on or building for energy exports, New Brunwick should gear its economy around energy self sufficiency for our province and for its diverse regions a healthy, reliable self-sufficient energy system for New Brunswick should and must include net metering of electricity  For more details on these recommendations, please see the complete document, below.
2011-02-28   |   View this publication   |   Ontario Chapter, Water, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Water Conservation, Great Lakes, Water Exports, Protecting Biodiversity
Is there impending disaster for GL nearshore ecosystems? What are the impacts of sustained low waterlevels? Join subject matter experts, concerned citizens and the Sierra Club for this discussion April 8th in Port Huron, Michigan. Register by emailing or calling 647-346-8744. There is a $50 registration fee to defray costs. You may pay by check, cash or credit card ahead or at the event. Please RSVP so we know you are coming! Click on the pdf below to see the agenda. We hope to see you there!
2011-02-23   |   View this publication   |   Ontario Chapter, Nuclear Phaseout, Water Quality, Nuclear Subsidies, Water Conservation, Industrial Water Consumption, Radioactive Waste, Great Lakes, Nuclear-Free Canada, Health & Environment
There is no justification to accept either the expense or the risks of nuclear technology. All it takes is the courage to stand up to the nuclear lobby. Sierra Club Canada along with thousands of Ontarians is not convinced there is any justification for accepting the risks to health, the environment or the economy presented by the proposal to build additional nuclear reactors. This attachment attempts to outline the concerns of Sierra Club Canada. By addressing the decision making process, need for the this project, the environmental and health risks and the economics of nuclear power we show this project is wrong for Ontario - wrong for Canada - just plain wrong.
2011-02-21   |   View this publication   |   Ban Asbestos, Toxics, Trade and Environment, Health & Environment

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