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Civil Society Advocates to Hold Briefing on Bay du Nord Oil Project on World Water Day

Media Advisory - March 21st, 2022


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A group of civil society organizations will hold a media briefing on the proposed Bay du Nord oil project next Tuesday, March 22, on World Water Day. Amy Norman and Dr. Angela Carter will also be participating.

The organizations are calling for the Prime Minister, Minister of Environment, and the federal cabinet to reject Bay du Nord given its climate and environmental impacts.

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.