Media Releases

SIERRA CLUB QUEBEC REQUESTS PROTECTION OF CRITICAL HABITAT TECHNOPARC WETLANDS

As a signatory of the United Nations Convention on the Conservation of Biological Diversity and the Convention for the Protection of Migratory Birds, Sierra Club Canada Foundation – Quebec Chapter is calling on the Government of Canada to honour its obligations and prevent irreversible damage to wetlands due to the expansion of the Technoparc, Montreal's industrial park.

Oil exploration licence at Old Harry - Enviro groups sue over drilling in Gulf of St. Lawrence

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The Gulf of St. Lawrence, home to thousands of species, with robust fishing and tourism industries as well as Indigenous harvest must be protected from risky oil exploration, groups say.

TORONTO – Environmental groups took legal action today against the renewal of an exploration licence at Old Harry to protect the Gulf of St Lawrence — home to more than 4,000 species including blue whale, salmon and cod — from unlawful oil exploration.  

Federal, Provincial Governments Have 30 Days to Protect the Gulf

Blue Whale tail flukes

Sierra Club Canada Foundation has learned that the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board will take the unprecedented step of issuing a new license for oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Corridor Resources. In the last nine years, Corridor has been granted three free extensions on its license in the Gulf, and has reached the maximum term set out in the Accords Act for holding an offshore exploration license.

Scientists raise the alarm about seismic blasting near newly discovered population of endangered whales

For Immediate Release: November 21, 2016

Halifax, NS -

Scientists studying Northern bottlenose whales are alarmed about seismic surveys (used to find oil and gas deposits below the sea floor) and where they are being conducted in the marine regions off Newfoundland. The lack of consistent application of mitigation measures is raising further alarms that populations are being harmed even before they can be adequately studied and identified.

Bigger Steps Needed to Ensure No Right Whale Deaths in Canada in 2020

February 27, 2020

OTTAWA - New measures announced today by Canada's Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Bernadette Jordan and Transport Minister Marc Garneau put much needed protections in place in advance of the spring return of North Atlantic right whales in Canada's waters, according to Sierra Club Canada Foundation, but bigger picture thinking is needed to protect the critically endangered species.

Twelve Municipal Governments In Nova Scotia Call For Offshore Drilling Inquiry

Twelve Municipal Governments In Nova Scotia Call For Offshore Drilling Inquiry

November 5, 2019

Media Release

 

This afternoon in advance of the start of the Federation of Nova Scotia Municipalities fall conference in Halifax, several south shore and west nova municipalities gathered to call on the Federal and Provincial governments to initiate a public inquiry into offshore drilling.

Liberal Government Accepts Pro-Oil Amendments to Bill C-69

Liberal Government Accepts Pro-Oil Amendments to Bill C-69
REGULATORS CAN NOW CHAIR REVIEW PANELS!

K’jipuktuk/Halifax: The federal government has rejected a number of amendments from the Senate, but not all. Life cycle regulator appointees can now chair review panels. The four life cycle regulators mentioned in the Bill C-69 are the Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Petroleum Boards, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the new Canadian Energy Regulator.

Offshore Alliance message to Senators: It’s time to rein in the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB)

K'jipuktuk / Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 23, 2019 – A coalition of fishers, fish plant operators and workers, tourism operators, scientists, environmental organizations and communities will be delivering a message to a Senate committee that is meeting in Halifax this week - the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) can’t be both a regulator and a promoter of offshore oil and gas drilling.