Take Action RIGHT NOW to protect our oceans and the Gulf of St. Lawrence
In a shocking move that runs contrary to transparency and their promises to protect the environment, our government is handing offshore oil and gas regulation ... to the OIL INDUSTRY!
The Trudeau government wants the two offshore petroleum boards - bodies who have been created to promote oil and gas exploration - to be the ones to assess environmental impacts of the very projects they are promoting. It is a clear conflict of interest.
The Nova Scotia and Newfoundland offshore boards are unelected bodies, unrepresentative of the public interest, and whose mandates are to facilitate and promote drilling in our offshore waters.
After the Harper reign, the Trudeau government promised to make environmental assessment credible again. If the proposed legislation is passed, they will be doing the opposite.
Dorene Bernard, Mi’kmaq Elder and Water Protector put it succinctly: "Mi’kmaq leaders have been calling for a moratorium on oil drilling in the Gulf of St Lawrence for several years now. Why is the federal government not upholding Indigenous rights? Our waters are sacred. We need to ensure we uphold our responsibilities to protect and keep them healthy. Water is more precious than oil. Water is Life.
Help protect our oceans and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, endangered whales and the many other creatures that live there.
Please send your letter today!
Thank you for taking action.
Gretchen Fitzgerald - National Program Director
Sierra Club Canada Foundation