In response to the Maritimes Energy Association’s conference on October 2-3, where BP and a number of other fossil fuel companies funded conversations about ‘setting the stage’ for our energy future, we hosted a number of events to show that offshore drilling should be part of our past, not our future.
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Both the Municipality of the District of Shelburne and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg voted in support of a moratorium on offshore drilling until the completion of a "full and independent public inquiry into the pros and cons of oil industry exploration" offshore Nova Scotia.
Today, at the same time as the news broke that the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the permits for the Trans Mountain Pipeline, the Council voiced its support for the 2030 Declaration in Halifax/K'jpuktuk calling for a just transition to a low-carbon economy.
Yesterday I had the chance to travel to Plympton, Nova Scotia, to meet with Marilynn-Leigh Francis, a lobster fisher and treaty rights holder. She has been fishing for lobster in St Mary’s Bay her whole life, and bringing her three nephews along with her since they were children.
The Council of Canadians, the Common Front for Social Justice, the Moncton and District Labour Council, the New Brunswick Federation of Labour, and CUPE New Brunswick have banded together to see Moncton’s municipal water service brought back into public hands.
BP has been approved to drill offshore Nova Scotia despite its weak safety record, poor emergency planning, and lack of protection for our many fisheries and fishers. Why has this project been approved when it comes along with so many risks?
Water protectors in summer 2017 celebrate grandmother Josephine Mandamin visiting the Treaty Camp against Alton Gas.
This week Alton Gas officially announced their project won't be completed until 2021, a full 11 years after their original completion date. Information about this project has been hard to get, so here's a summary of what we know.
Yesterday Maude Barlow swept across Nova Scotia, and I had the pleasure of tagging along for the ride. In the morning she spoke at the Mother Earth and Climate Justice Symposium in Antigonish, hosted by Dorene Bernard, grassroots grandmother and Coady Social Justice Chair. In the evening she spoke at an event hosted by our North Shore chapter about trade and water rights.