Offshore Alliance Welcomes Nova Scotia’s Commitment to Protect Georges Bank from Oil DrillingPosted on April 22, 2021
For immediate release: April 22, 2021
Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS) - The Offshore Alliance applauds NS Minister of Energy and Mines Chuck Porter’s commitment to extending the moratorium on oil drilling on the vital and rich fishing grounds of Georges Bank off Southwest Nova Scotia. Minister Porter stated his commitment to extending the moratorium on April 12th.
New Federal Budget Will Not Stop Climate and Extinction EmergencyPosted on April 19, 2021
Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS) — Canada will need to dig deep to stop the climate emergency and protect nature, and the measures announced in Budget 2021 will only get us partway there.
Nova Scotia New Solar Law a Welcome Ray of SunshinePosted on April 13, 2021
Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS) - Sierra Club Canada Foundation welcomes new amendments to the Electricity Act introduced in the Nova Scotia Legislature last week, which would reduce barriers to adopting solar energy, making it possible for people who are not homeowners to participate and for communities to undertake shared-ownership of solar energy projects.
Groups urge feds to ban polluting nuclear technologies from budget’s Clean Power FundPosted on April 7, 2021
OTTAWA, April 7, 2021 – Citizen and environmental groups urge the federal government not to fund polluting nuclear technologies in the upcoming budget, and to instead invest in truly clean and renewable energy solutions across the country.
Broad-spectrum of groups welcome federal vote on environmental racism billPosted on March 26, 2021
For immediate release: March 24, 2021
Ottawa/The traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people – Social justice organizations, health organizations, academics, rights campaigners and environmental groups have welcomed the support shown by the majority of MPs for the National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism Act (Bill C-230) and urge all MPs to make this important legislation law at the bill’s second reading in the House of Commons today.
New Nova Scotia Climate Commitments A Welcome Start - Beware of Devil in DetailsPosted on February 25, 2021
K’jipuktuk (Halifax, NS) - Sierra Club Atlantic welcomes NS Premier Iain Rankin’s Day 1 announcement on climate action and hopes to see firm regulatory and funding commitments going forward. On February 24th, NS Premier Rankin and Environment and Climate Change Minister Irving announced a commitment to achieve 80% clean energy by 2030, $9.5 million electric vehicles rebates, and $9.5 million for energy efficiency.
Canada Needs to Act Now to Save the North Atlantic Right Whale from ExtinctionPosted on October 29, 2020
Kjipuktuk / Halifax, NS, Oct. 29, 2020 - Science released this week by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows North Atlantic right whale numbers are even lower than previously thought, and that we are not doing enough to stop right whales from going extinct, according to Sierra Club Canada Foundation. Research released by NOAA showed there are 356 North Atlantic right whales left, down from estimates of approximately 400 of these whales left on the planet.
Groups say funding new nuclear reactors is “dirty, dangerous distraction” from climate change.Posted on October 20, 2020
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Ottawa, October 20, 2020 — Public interest groups across Canada are criticizing the federal government for funding small nuclear reactor development and are challenging the government to release the research and data that support its strategy.
Enviro Organizations Release Proposals for Feds Investments in a Green RecoveryPosted on October 14, 2020
25 leading Canadian environmental organizations release detailed proposals for federal investments in a green recovery.