Media Releases

Flawed environmental assessment of offshore drilling faces scrutiny in Federal Court

Environmental groups head to court to fight blanket exemption for exploratory drilling

ST JOHN’S, N.L./TRADITIONAL TERRITORY OF THE BEOTHUK AND MI’KMAQ –

Ecojustice will be in court today to challenge the federal government’s failure to properly assess the impact of exploratory drilling for oil and gas on ecosystems off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, and its attempt to exempt all future exploratory drilling from assessment.

Offshore Alliance Welcomes Nova Scotia’s Commitment to Protect Georges Bank from Oil Drilling

For immediate release: April 22, 2021

Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS) - The Offshore Alliance applauds NS Minister of Energy and Mines Chuck Porter’s commitment to extending the moratorium on oil drilling on the vital and rich fishing grounds of Georges Bank off Southwest Nova Scotia. Minister Porter stated his commitment to extending the moratorium on April 12th.

Nova Scotia New Solar Law a Welcome Ray of Sunshine

Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS) - Sierra Club Canada Foundation welcomes new amendments to the Electricity Act introduced in the Nova Scotia Legislature last week, which would reduce barriers to adopting solar energy, making it possible for people who are not homeowners to participate and for communities to undertake shared-ownership of solar energy projects. 

Broad-spectrum of groups welcome federal vote on environmental racism bill

Urgent need for national strategy and law to address environmental racism

For immediate release: March 24, 2021

Ottawa/The traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people  – Social justice organizations, health organizations, academics, rights campaigners and environmental groups have welcomed the support shown by the majority of MPs for the National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism Act (Bill C-230) and urge all MPs to make this important legislation law at the bill’s second reading in the House of Commons today. 

New Nova Scotia Climate Commitments A Welcome Start - Beware of Devil in Details

Forest or Against Us, Halifax Climate March, Sept. 27, 2019
Media Release: February 25, 2021

K’jipuktuk (Halifax, NS) - Sierra Club Atlantic welcomes NS Premier Iain Rankin’s Day 1 announcement on climate action and hopes to see firm regulatory and funding commitments going forward. On February 24th, NS Premier Rankin and Environment and Climate Change Minister Irving announced a commitment to achieve 80% clean energy by 2030, $9.5 million electric vehicles rebates, and $9.5 million for energy efficiency.

Canada Needs to Act Now to Save the North Atlantic Right Whale from Extinction

Canada Needs to Act Now to Save the North Atlantic Right Whale from Extinction

Kjipuktuk / Halifax, NS, Oct. 29, 2020 - Science released this week by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows North Atlantic right whale numbers are even lower than previously thought, and that we are not doing enough to stop right whales from going extinct, according to Sierra Club Canada Foundation. Research released by NOAA showed there are 356 North Atlantic right whales left, down from estimates of approximately 400 of these whales left on the planet.