Over the summer, the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS) – a project of the South Shore chapter of the Council of Canadians – engaged with 18 coastal municipal councils in the southwestern region of Nova Scotia to propose they send letters to the province calling for a public inquiry into offshore drilling.
On Sept 8th over 250,000 people joined 900 events, in 95 countries, demanding real action on climate, towards a fossil fuel free future.
As reported in Ricochet, there was an exit clause in the purchase agreement of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project that would have allowed the federal government to pay $10 million to get out of the deal.
According to the article, “the Trudeau government is paying $4.5 billion for two principle assets: the existing 67-year-old pipeline and the permits for the Trans Mountain expansion...
The Council of Canadians congratulates Indigenous leadership for an important legal victory against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project.
In response to the Federal Court of Appeals decision to quash government approvals to build the contentious pipeline, the Council of Canadians comments:
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.