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Local residents impacted by the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, protest near the mine's entrance

Local residents impacted by the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, protest near the mine’s entrance

Dear Friends,

Sierra Club Canada has long been sounding the alarm about Canada’s last remaining underground coal mine, located in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Finally, just over a week ago, Nova Scotia’s Environment Minister acknowledged the Donkin coal mine’s enormous carbon footprint, referring to it as the second-largest emitter in the province.

Unfortunately, Nova Scotia’s Department of Environment and Climate Change recently renewed Donkin Mine’s industrial approval, allowing the company to mine coal until 2030!

Not only is the Donkin coal mine responsible for massive amounts of fugitive methane emissions, but it has also destroyed local wetlands and ecosystems, and exposed nearby residents to harmful industrial noise pollution, airborne contaminants, hazardous trucking traffic—and more.

The community isn’t taking this lying down, and neither are we. We’re appealing the industrial approval given to the mining company, Kameron Coal.

You can help by supporting our Call to Action. Click below to send a powerful message to the Nova Scotia government and Canada’s Environment Minister, Steven Guilbeault.

Thanks for stepping up!

Tynette Deveaux and the Beyond Coal Atlantic team

To learn more, see:

Media Release: Sierra Club Appeals Province’s Decision to Mine Coal until 2030

Environmental group files appeal to underground coal mine approval | Canada’s National Observer

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The Atlantic Chapter of Sierra Club Canada is located in the territory of the Mi’kmaq, Passamaquoddy, Wolastoqiyik, Beothuk, Innu, and Inuit. We stand in solidarity. Find out more at Let’s Talk About Land Acknowledgments – Beyond Climate Promises.