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.
The South Shore chapter has launched the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS), and is immediately making waves.
Painting was donated by artist Christopher Walker to the South Shore chapter to help with fundraising.
Today CPONS' petition calling for the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) to be overhauled was tabled in the NS Legislature by Chester-St Margaret's MLA Denise Peterson-Rafuse.
The Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia collected over 800 signatures for a petition that reads:
Minister McKenna was greeted by protesters opposing the Kinder Morgan pipeline and calling for climate leadership
I’ve been spending a lot of time along the banks of the Shubenacadie River this summer while helping out with the resistance to Alton Gas. It’s a real knife in the heart to watch this incredible and dynamic ecosystem get slowly and systematically uprooted by AltaGas in their work to build a salt brine discharge system, but my heart bleeds a little less when I’m with the people who are behind the creative and compelling resistance to the destruction.
Major Husky energy oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River on July 21st and the closure of drinking water intakes for the cities North Battleford and Prince Albert.
The Council of Canadians is responding to today’s federal budget, which the organization argues is being used to distract public attention from the government’s negative activities in relation to trade, water, climate and energy, mining, health care, and democracy.
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?
Dale Poulette, Dorene Bernard, and Carrie-Ellen Gabriel speak in Antigonish about the many reasons and ways to stop the Alton Gas project. Photo: Sam Webber.
This week I was in Antigonish hosting the second town hall on the Stop Alton Gas tour. It was great to bring the fight for water, climate, and equity to Antigonish, Nova Scotia’s hometown of co-operative business, ongoing adult education, and social justice.
The work of the chapters and staff in the Atlantic region has moved strongly towards building allied relationships with Indigenous peoples and supporting Indigenous led struggles for justice. I feel strongly, as many of you do, that as a person of settler descent I have a responsibility to learn about the Indigenous peoples in the place that I live and to support their efforts towards justice and self-determination. This month has been full of opportunities to build these relationships and increase knowledge about Indigenous issues.
This week the Canadian Senate committee on transportation and communication released a report on fossil fuel transportation, and much like the recent approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, it was unsatisfying on many levels.