Media Releases

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.

LNG Facility in NL would be a massive step backwards: Environmental Groups

A little-known LNG project should be rejected now but at very least requires robust assessment, engagement of an arm's-length Board and public hearings.

Decarbonize NL, the Bay St George Climate Action Network, The Council of Canadians, and the Sierra Club Canada Foundation say scientific evidence on the impacts of a proposal to build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facility and Marine Terminal at Placentia Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) mean the proposal should be rejected.

NS Power offers a year of uncertainty, not a reprieve, for solar

For immediate release: February 2, 2022

Sierra Club Atlantic Canada Chapter is not calling off its campaign—and won’t until there is genuine progress on energy democracy and affordable clean renewable energy in this province.

The Sierra Club Canada Foundation attending COP26 in Glasgow

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

The Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF), in partnership with the Sierra Club of BC, will have representatives on the ground at the Global Climate Summit in Glasgow this November. The SCCF will be closely following the summit, and are eager to see how nations work together to reach an agreement on how to tackle the dual climate change and biodiversity crises.

The SCCF are also happy to respond to media inquiries as issues develop during the summit. Contact information for their representatives is included below.

Press Release: Video Projection at Equinor’s AGM in Norway highlighted risks of Bay du Nord to marine life and global warming

Equinor, Norway, Stop Bay du Nord
Also today: Concerned Newfoundlanders and Labradorians protest at Equinor’s office in St. John’s, and Equinor’s AGM hears directly from a Canadian on the risks of Bay du Nord.

A striking projection appeared on buildings and other local landmarks in Stavanger on the eve of Equinor’s AGM. The videos featured testimony from Canadians opposing Equinor’s proposed offshore oil project, Bay du Nord, highlighting the risks to marine habitat and the climate.