As members of the St. Lawrence Coalition, we have been working to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence against oil and gas and in particular against Corridor Resources who has held a nine-year exploration license for the area known as Old Harry. To this end, today we sent a letter to the Canada-Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) to express our opposition with a new four-year license the C-NLOPB is considering and may be deciding as soon as tomorrow.
Part of our concern is with the lack of consultation thus far of Indigenous communities, per the requirements outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The Indigenous Nations surrounding the Gulf recently released this video to express their opposition to drilling and exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Please feel free to take points from our letter, or from our allies listed below and contact the C-NLOPB and tell them to stop issuing licenses for the Gulf of St. Lawrence. You can tweet at them @CNLOPB and/or @scotttessier and use the hashtag #SaveOurGulf, write them a letter, contact your member of parliament too and ask for a moratorium in the Gulf.
To read more about our work to protect the Gulf:
Allies in this work: