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Media Statement On Bay du Nord Announcement - March 4, 2022 

 

Sierra Club Canada Foundation continues to call for the immediate rejection of the Bay du Nord oil drilling project off Eastern Canada and support for workers and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador to shift to wind, efficiency, and energy storage opportunities. The federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault announced today he will continue to study the impacts of this project before making his decision in 40 days.

Letter to Cabinet: Reject Bay du Nord and focus on a fair transition for Newfoundland and Labrador

We ask that the Federal Government of Canada reject this project and immediately work with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to build a fair and just transition away from fossil fuels.

We need alternatives for our whales

This year, the Sierra Club Canada Foundation will be organizing a Multi-Stakeholder Initiative to bring people together to discuss potential solutions to restore the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence and reduce NARW mortality from entanglements and other stressors. Let’s hope these discussions will accelerate collective action in the region to help relieve the pressures on our ocean giants.

Open Letter: Stop Gull Island

October 13, 2021

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Premiers of Atlantic Canada, and Elected Leaders, 

We, the undersigned organizations and individuals are calling on you as elected leaders to oppose the construction of the Gull Island mega-hydro project (Phase 2 of Nalcor’s Lower Churchill Project) and to protect the Grand River/Mistashipu (colonially known as Churchill River) in Labrador and other endangered rivers across the country.

Offshore Alliance Calls on All Parties to Commit to No Further Fossil Fuel Development, Will Report on Candidates’ Answers

For immediate release: August 23, 2021

Media Contacts: 

Gretchen Fitzgerald, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, 1-902-444-7096 / gretchenf@sierraclub.ca

John Davis, Clean Ocean Action Committee, 1-902-499-4421 / jbdavis@eco-nova.com 

Offshore Alliance calls on All Parties to Commit to No Further Fossil Fuel Development

For immediate release: August 13, 2021

Media Contacts: 

Gretchen Fitzgerald, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, 1-902-444-7096 / gretchenf@sierraclub.ca

John Davis, Clean Ocean Action Committee, 1-902-499-4421 / jbdavis@eco-nova.com 

Marilyn Keddy, Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia, mfkeddy30@gmail.com

A Climate Emergency Response to the HRM Plan Review

The Halifax Regional Municipality has made some important strides in addressing the climate crisis and advancing the local conversation around climate change. The Sierra Club Canada Foundation would like to acknowledge those efforts.

The following recommendations include a number of ways that the HRM Council can respond to the climate emergency more quickly and effectively by incorporating more decisive action and earlier time frames in its Regional Plan.

3 Degrees & Counting

As things heat up—literally—from coast to coast, shattering high-temperature records day after day, one report by the National Observer’s Chris Hatch stood out to me. In his Carbon Zero e-newsletter, he wrote: “What’s truly ‘unfathomable’ for most is that this will be one of the coldest summers of the rest of our lives. Very possibly of all human lives. These are the cool old days.”