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.
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...
For Immediate Release: January 18th, 2022
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.
Equinor ASA announced today that they are postponing an investment decision on the Wisting oil field in Norway and reconsidering the project until 2026. Wisting could have become the largest single Norwegian oil asset approved by the government this decade by size of reserves.
Equinor has faced intense scrutiny from the Norwegian Environmental Authorities due to lacking environmental impact statements.
The Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) will have two representatives at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt who will be available for media interviews and commentary during COP27 - Brynna Kagawa-Visentin and Aaron Mair.
The Norwegian government now sets climate expectations for Equinor. We cannot tolerate that the same company is planning to open a new operation, Bay du Nord, which would by definition breach global climate targets. Equinor has to stop Bay du Nord.
“Why, after issuing Kameron Coal 152 warnings for safety violations and 119 noncompliance orders at the Donkin mine, is the NS Department of Labour saying we can now trust the company with worker safety and to protect the environment?” asks Gretchen Fitzgerald, the National Programs Director for Sierra Club Canada. “The mine self-reports its greenhouse gas emissions and is exempt from paying for its carbon pollution, so we have no way of knowing, much less limiting, its impact on climate targets. This mine should never have been allowed to re-open given these serious issues.”
Two busloads of concerned citizens from the Great Lakes region and others from as far as Toronto and Minnesota packed a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers meeting today. All made the trip to deliver strong messages asking the Army Corps to reject Enbridge’s proposed Line 5 oil tunnel.
Ahead of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to Canada to discuss a potential LNG deal, environmental organizations representing millions of Canadians are launching an initiative called StoptheGas to call on the federal government to reject proposals for new East Coast gas export facilities due to climate impacts and economic risks.