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
Presented by Larry Lack On behalf of the Sierra Club of Canada, Atlantic Canada Chapter
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:
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.
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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.
A public hearing has been announced for March 2011 on a proposal to build up to four new nuclear reactors at Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. The scheme is part of a plan to replace the ageing reactors at the Pickering station, which are scheduled to close by 2020.
The “Proposed Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe” is a plan for more sprawl development in the Lake Simcoe watershed. See SCO's letter submitted against the approval to the Ontario Gorwth Secretariat, Jan 31st.
Citizens simply will not buy the province’s line that this plan represents responsible growth. We know sprawl when we see it. We know this proposal will exacerbate highway congestion, strain water supplies, pollute surface and ground water, and encourage leapfrog development.
Sierra Club Ontario released an Econometric Research Limited study that concludes that there is no need for a new Windsor-Detroit bridge. Econometric Research determined that projections for increased cross-border traffic are erroneous, defy common sense are in deep denial of the fact that cross-border traffic has been down since 1999, two years before 9/11.
Click title above to go to attachments page & download the Econometric's report.