As part of a collective of seven other social and environmental justice organizations and two of our SK chapters, we are set to intervene in Saskatchewan’s case against the federal carbon pricing plan, the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA), arguing that it must be upheld as constitutional. We filed our final affidavits to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeals earlier this week.
We’re excited to be working on this effort alongside:
2018 was a huge year for the growing resistance to offshore drilling! As this year draws to a close we’re reflecting on how far we’ve come, where we need to go next, and what we’ve learned in our struggle to protect offshore Nova Scotia from the threats of offshore drilling!
Below is a quick and non-exhaustive chronology of the banner moments for 2018, followed by some key lessons learned.
January: The Offshore Alliance (which includes the Council of Canadians and Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia) kicked off the year with a huge press conference and rally calling for a moratorium on offshore drilling given the innumerable risks to marine life, coastal communities, and existing economies in Nova Scotia.
The London Chapter joined with Extinction Rebellion to visit with MP Peter Fragiskatos. Fragiskatos was presented with a Corporatizing Canada book and a demand for action on climate and stopping the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Urgence climatique quel est votre plan? Canada needs a green new deal! Montreal Chapter, December 2018
This morning the federal government announced a $1.6B bailout for tar sands producers. Instead of responding to the urgent climate crisis, shrinking oil prices, and the successful efforts to block tar sands production and pipeline construction by investing in a just transition towards a sustainable economy, the federal government has decided to double down on one of the most carbon-intensive and expensive reserves in the world.
According to CBC:
“The federal government is promising more than $1.6 billion — most of it in loans — to support the ailing energy sector as political tensions in the Ottawa-Alberta relationship run high.