As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: 'Governments grant permits, but communities grant permission.' It’s critical that we continue to reject this project, not only to avoid its immediate consequences, but to erode the pervasive profit-at-all-costs mentality driving unsustainable development.
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Sipekne’katik community members have been fighting against the Alton Gas natural gas storage project for years, in the courts and on the land. Today, after a legal challenge by the band council, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia decided in favour of Sipekne’katik.
On December 10th, 20 naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts did a biodiversity survey along the Alton Gas natural gas pipeline route. Read on to learn what they found!
This week the Canadian Senate committee on transportation and communication released a report on fossil fuel transportation, and much like the recent approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, it was unsatisfying on many levels.
Today Sipekne’katik First Nation goes to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia to challenge the provincial government’s consultation process regarding the Alton Gas project. The government's legal strategy was just revealed, and it is horrifying.
The South Shore chapter has launched the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS), and is immediately making waves.
Painting was donated by artist Christopher Walker to the South Shore chapter to help with fundraising.
Today CPONS' petition calling for the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) to be overhauled was tabled in the NS Legislature by Chester-St Margaret's MLA Denise Peterson-Rafuse.
The Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia collected over 800 signatures for a petition that reads:
The environmental assessment review panel rolled through Halifax this week, and our South Shore chapter had some great recommendations about offshore oil, climate change, and transparency. Read on for a look at what our environmental assessment process could be, and how the Council is working towards it.
Today Mi'kmaq and non-Indigenous grandmothers held a sit-in at the Alton Gas storage project work site to call on the company and the government to shut the project down.
I’ve been spending a lot of time along the banks of the Shubenacadie River this summer while helping out with the resistance to Alton Gas. It’s a real knife in the heart to watch this incredible and dynamic ecosystem get slowly and systematically uprooted by AltaGas in their work to build a salt brine discharge system, but my heart bleeds a little less when I’m with the people who are behind the creative and compelling resistance to the destruction.
You won't believe #4!