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Flawed Environmental Assessment of Offshore Drilling in NL to be Scrutinized in Court

Flawed Environmental Assessment of Offshore Drilling in NL to be Scrutinized in Court
Environmental groups disappointed exploratory drilling will proceed in the interim


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

St. John’s, NL, June 04, 2020 – Ecojustice and its clients welcome the Federal Court’s decision to reject the federal government’s attempt to shut down a judicial review application challenging a flawed Regional Assessment (RA) on the impacts of exploratory drilling off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. 

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.

 

Flawed Enviro Assessment of Offshore Drilling Puts Marine Ecosystems At Risk

Flawed Environmental Assessment of Offshore Drilling in Newfoundland and Labrador Puts Marine Ecosystems At Risk

Environmental groups taking legal action against federal government over flawed environmental impact assessment

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Environmental groups are taking legal action against the federal government for failing to properly assess the impacts of exploratory drilling for oil and gas in Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore waters. It is the first Regional Assessment (RA) to be conducted under the new Impact Assessment Act.

Wild Child Edmonton Supports the Community with Distance Learning

Wild Child Edmonton Supports the Community with Distance Learning
“Covid-19 & Wild Child Together Apart”

EDMONTON (April 8, 20200 — Edmonton Wild Child of Sierra Club Canada Foundation is supporting Edmontonians by providing an online platform to connect and support with distance learning designed to allow students to build a relationship with nature with their familiesfrom home (e.g. weekly videos, online resources such as a blog and printable materials), and at the same time reduce isolation by providing families an opportunity to feel part of a community.

Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Funding Response

Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Funding Response

Halifax, NS (March 20, 2020) - Sierra Club Canada Foundation applauds federal government actions and co-operation to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“We encourage our leaders to prioritize economic support to reduce the impact on workers, Indigenous communities, and enhance health and science sectors right now, not fossil fuel corporations," says Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Programs Director.

HASTY CUTS TO ALBERTA PARKS SYSTEM NEED TO BE REVERSED

For Immediate Release


Edmonton, AB - (March 9, 2020) Sierra Club Canada Foundation is deeply concerned about the degradation of Alberta’s parks and the impacts these changes will have for conservation, wildlife habitat, accessible recreation, and the status of protected areas in Alberta. Sierra Club Canada Foundation recognizes that habitat alteration and elimination poses the single greatest threat to the continued well-being of healthy and diverse wildlife populations. 

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.

Sierra Club Canada Foundation Statement Of Solidarity With Wet'suwet'en

Sierra Club Canada Foundation Statement Of Solidarity With Wet'suwet'en

Sierra Club Canada Foundation stands in solidarity with peaceful actions taken to support of the legal jurisdiction that the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs’ hold in their traditional and unceded territories, where the Coastal GasLink pipeline is slated for construction without free, prior and informed consent on their lands.