Media Releases

No More Big Oil Bailouts, Create Sustainable Jobs Now

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.

Watch for Wildlife warns drivers to Stay Safe as they Return to the Road

White-tailed deer near road in Coal Harbour, NS. Photo Credit: Stephen Ruxton, May 2020 .

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.


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

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.


Stop Gambling on Big Oil, Invest in Nova Scotia

K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) – News of BP Canada’s dry well offshore Nova Scotia is an opportunity for change, according to the Offshore Alliance, a coalition representing fishermen, environmental groups, and coastal communities. But that’s not the end of offshore drilling in Nova Scotia - BP has permission to drill six more wells, and Equinor (formerly StatOil) is planning seismic blasting in waters adjacent to George’s Bank.