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.
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.
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.
25 leading Canadian environmental organizations release detailed proposals for federal investments in a green recovery.
For Immediate Release: September 10, 2020
HALIFAX, NS - The Canadian government needs to look to other solutions for the downward spiral in the Newfoundland offshore oil and gas industry, not pour more fuel on the flames of climate change, according to Sierra Club Canada Foundation.
Kjipuktuk/ HALIFAX,NS - During COVID-19 lockdowns, experts have observed drastic decreases in animal vehicle collisions as a result of social distancing; less traffic has allowed wildlife to travel more successfully to habitats fragmented by roads. Now that restrictions are slowly being lifted, people will be making more trips in vehicles, causing concerns regarding increasing wildlife collisions.
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.
November 5, 2019
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.
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.