A scenic view from Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
The Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS) congratulates everyone involved in encouraging the Municipality of Shelburne to write a letter to the federal Ministers of Environment, Natural Resources, and Fisheries and Oceans to express concern about BP drilling for oil and gas offshore of Nova Scotia.
The letter from the Municipality of Shelburne highlights, "It is impossible to ignore the fact that BP was solely responsible for the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest marine oil spill in history, which saw 11 lives lost as well as its devastating impact on numerous communities. A similar disaster in our waters would have the same, if not worse, disastrous consequences to our $3+ billion fishing industry and thousands of associated jobs, marine species and ecosystems, as well as other industries such as tourism. Our entire wellbeing and way of life is at stake."