Gretchen Fitzgerald

Chapter Director

Blog

A small town, $500M, and the NAFTA court battle

Last weekend, women in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia organized a Women’s March.  The Sandy Cove Women's March garnered international attention last year as one of the smallest marches in the international event to show strength and solidarity for women’s rights in the face of the Trump presidency.

Sandy Cove holds a special place in my heart, as it was there that I met Carol and Ashraf Mahtab in their lovely home, and around a beautiful lunch table with the people who were dedicated to stopping the Digby Quarry.

Holding Steady for Justice for the Gulf

I wanted to give you an update on our critical legal battle and appearance in court this week to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence and all of the beautiful creatures who live there.

The case involves one important argument:  the issuance of the licence that the offshore board has granted to the oil company, Corridor Resources. First though, we had to defend our ability to be heard, as “our standing,” is being challenged by the offshore board (responsible for granting exploration licences to oil companies), and by the oil company itself.

Our court date has now been set.

We're going to court to protect endangered whales and to preserve the Gulf of St. Lawrence

We are taking a stand for the Gulf and for Whales!

If you have ever felt like you’re invisible, then you’ll know what it’s like to deal with the offshore petroleum board for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Paris - Exit Trump. Enter the Rest of the World.


--UPDATE-- US pulls out of Paris Climate Agreement

US President Donald Trump told the world during his Presidential campaign that the United States will break its promise to join the fight against climate change, and is set to announce his decision regarding the Paris Climate Agreement today at 3 pm, Eastern Time.