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We won! Alton Gas announced in October 2021 that it will be decommissioning its Alton Natural Gas Storage Project.

The news came after eight years of constant resistance from Mi’kmaw water protectors, grassroots grandmothers, Elders, youth, and settler allies (including Council of Canadians staff and supporters) from across Mi’kma’ki and beyond.

This was a huge victory for grassroots resistance. Years of organizing, a diversity of tactics, enormous participation by a broad range of people, and constant commitment to protecting the lands and waters along the Sipekne’katik River led to this success.

Below, you can find our analysis posts and updates about the campaign over the years.

Alton Gas Quit! Company Announced Project Decommissioning Today

Alton Gas Quit! Company Announced Project Decommissioning Today

Today Alton Gas announced it will be decommissioning its Alton Natural Gas Storage Project! After eight years of constant resistance from ...
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Making sense of the Conservative sweep in Nova Scotia

Making sense of the Conservative sweep in Nova Scotia

Of the five provincial elections that haven taken place since the pandemic began, this is the first to see power ...
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Guelph Students Take the Lead on Phasing out Gas Plants in Ontario

Guelph Students Take the Lead on Phasing out Gas Plants in Ontario

On December 14, five high school students and one university student deputed to Guelph city council asking them to pass ...
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DFO is taking Mi'kmaq lobster traps in Unama'ki (Cape Breton)

DFO is taking Mi’kmaq fishers’ traps in St Peter’s Bay, Unama’ki (Cape Breton, NS)

In mid-October, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) seized around 200 lobster traps from Mi’kmaq fishers in Unama’ki (Cape ...
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Policing protest: a double standard

Policing protest: a double standard

In the past week we’ve seen shocking acts of violence and vandalism in the St. Mary’s Bay area of Nova ...
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Canada LNG Alliance – new name, same old fossil fuel giants

Canada LNG Alliance – new name, same old fossil fuel giants

A consortium of oil and gas companies involved in the liquified natural gas (LNG) industry in Canada have banded together to lobby together under the ...
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No federal funding for exploration drilling off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador

No federal funding for exploration drilling off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador

To: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Cc: Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister Bill Morneau, Minister of ...
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Alton Gas ignores supreme court ruling, continues work without indigenous consultation

Alton Gas ignores supreme court ruling, continues work without indigenous consultation

The Council of Canadians has learned Alton Gas appears to be working on site this week, despite a Supreme Court ...
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