Media Releases

Launch of ‘Equinor Out of Oil and Gas Alliance’

Launch of ‘Equinor Out of Oil and Gas Alliance’
Press Release: For Immediate Release, November 17th, 2022

The Equinor Out of Oil and Gas Alliance is a coming-together of campaigners spanning the length and breadth of the Atlantic Ocean - from Norway (WWF Verdens naturford; Naturvenforbundet; Greenpeace Norge), the UK (Stop Cambo), Canada (Sierra Club Canada, Climate Action Network Canada, The Council of Canadians), Brazil and Argentina (Ecos de Mar) - to stop the new oil & gas developments that Equinor is planning in these countries. 

NEW POLL: CANADIANS BELIEVE CLIMATE IMPACTS SHOULD BE A DECIDING FACTOR ON WHETHER OR NOT TO APPROVE NEW GAS EXPORT FACILITIES and CANADIANS WANT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO URGENTLY ADDRESS CLIMATE CRISIS EVEN AMIDST RISING INFLATION

More Canadians oppose a new East Coast gas export facility due to climate concerns, and Canadians are divided on whether such a facility would be helpful or pointless to address Europe’s energy crisis

More Canadians oppose a new East Coast gas export facility due to climate concerns, and Canadians are divided on whether such a facility would be helpful or pointless to address Europe’s energy crisis...

Sierra Club Canada Statement Regarding Canada's Next Potential Climate Crime 

 Cape Freels could hold around five times the maximum capacity of oil as the Bay du Nord project #CapeFreels
Media Statement: For Immediate Release January 17th, 2023

Cape Freels could hold around five times the maximum capacity of oil as the Bay du Nord project approved by Canada's federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change in 2022. The area that BP plans to drill is covered by a regional impact assessment Sierra Club Canada, WWF-Canada, and Ecology Action Centre are challenging in court with representation from EcoJustice. Sierra Club Canada and other groups are also appealing the decision to approve the Bay du Nord project. Canada approved Bay du Nord despite the fact that Equinor's own data (the company proposing the Bay du Nord project in partnership with BP) shows that there is 16% chance of serious spill occurring. If a major blowout like the one that happened in the Gulf of Mexico (for which BP was responsible) were to happen here, Canada is not prepared from an environmental protection and regulation standpoint.

Sierra Club Canada Statement Regarding Canada's Next Potential Climate Crime 

Media Statement: For Immediate Release January 17th, 2023

Cape Freels could hold around five times the maximum capacity of oil as the Bay du Nord project approved by Canada's federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change in 2022. The area that BP plans to drill is covered by a regional impact assessment Sierra Club Canada, WWF-Canada, and Ecology Action Centre are challenging in court with representation from EcoJustice. Sierra Club Canada and other groups are also appealing the decision to approve the Bay du Nord project. Canada approved Bay du Nord despite the fact that Equinor's own data (the company proposing the Bay du Nord project in partnership with BP) shows that there is 16% chance of serious spill occurring. If a major blowout like the one that happened in the Gulf of Mexico (for which BP was responsible) were to happen here, Canada is not prepared from an environmental protection and regulation standpoint.

Sierra Club Canada Statement Regarding Canada's Next Potential Climate Crime 

Sierra Club Canada Statement Regarding Canada's Next Potential Climate Crime 
Media Statement: For Immediate Release January 17th, 2023

Cape Freels could hold around five times the maximum capacity of oil as the Bay du Nord project approved by Canada's federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change in 2022. The area that BP plans to drill is covered by a regional impact assessment Sierra Club Canada, WWF-Canada, and Ecology Action Centre are challenging in court with representation from EcoJustice. Sierra Club Canada and other groups are also appealing the decision to approve the Bay du Nord project. Canada approved Bay du Nord despite the fact that Equinor's own data (the company proposing the Bay du Nord project in partnership with BP) shows that there is 16% chance of serious spill occurring. If a major blowout like the one that happened in the Gulf of Mexico (for which BP was responsible) were to happen here, Canada is not prepared from an environmental protection and regulation standpoint.

PHOTOS FROM PROJECTION ON EQUINOR’S RISKS TO WHALES AROUND THE WORLD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2022

The projection highlighted how Equinor’s offshore oil projects threaten whales in Norway, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. As part of COP15, a conference on the impacts of offshore drilling on biodiversity will also be held on December 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sherbrooke Pavilion of UQAM. Three speakers from international NGOs will discuss the risks that Equinor's projects pose to marine ecosystems and the means to counter them. Last month, an international campaign launched, targeting Equinor to stop its expansion of oil and gas. 

EYE-CATCHING PROJECTION IN MONTREAL TO HIGHLIGHT EQUINOR’S OFFSHORE OIL PROJECTS THREATS TO WHALES AROUND THE WORLD

EYE-CATCHING PROJECTION IN MONTREAL TO HIGHLIGHT EQUINOR’S OFFSHORE OIL PROJECTS THREATS TO WHALES AROUND THE WORLD
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The projection in downtown Montreal will highlight the whales around the world at risk from Equinor’s offshore oil drilling projects including in Canada, Argentina, Norway, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. As governments gather at COP15 to discuss actions to protect biodiversity, the projection asks — what will the world do to stop corporations who threaten biodiversity?