The Council of Canadians has been supporting grassroots Mi'kmaq activists and non-Indigenous communities fighting the Alton Gas storage project for several years. Along with many other individuals and groups, we're in the middle of a town hall tour designed to share information about the project and empower people to join the fight against Alton Gas.
Watch this new video for the highlights of the tour, and check out the links in the description for more information.
The Alton Gas project is a proposed natural gas storage project near Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. The company, AltaGas, intends to create caverns in an existing salt deposit about 1km underground in order to store natural gas at pressures of about 108 atmospheres. Through the construction, operation, and abandonment of this project there are risks to water, our climate and energy systems, Indigenous rights, and our collectives right to a healthy environment.
To read more about the risks of the project, see our blog on the topic.
To learn about the inadequate environmental assessments surrounding the Alton Gas project, click here.
To hear about Sipekne'katik First Nation's court case regarding Alton Gas and the shameful performance of the provincial government, click here.