In a letter sent to German Environment and Economy Ministers, a coalition of Canadian and German groups asked Germany to withdraw from a loan guarantee process which would provide more than $4 billion US to Pieridae Energy Limited, a Calgary-based company.
Last week, nearly 30 Council of Canadians chapters organized events from coast to coast to coast to promote water justice in Indigenous communities as well as in their communities. Chapters organized events and activities to draw attention to important water issues like fracking, the Site C dam, Blue Communities, Nestlé and other bottled water takings, offshore drilling, the Canadian Navigable Waters Act, wetlands and much more.
The Liberal government introduced Bill C-69 yesterday that made sweeping changes to Canada’s water, environmental and energy legislation. A closer look at the bill shows pipelines and power lines are still exempt from the act and raises questions about whether the act protects all waterways from dam projects.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to develop a national program for protecting wetlands in Canada.
Any day now, electronics giant Samsung will begin pile driving more than 1500 massive steel beams into the bedrock near Chatham Ontario to anchor the foundations of 34 giant wind turbines they are installing for the North Kent 1 Wind Project.
Facing a 2 year moratorium on extracting water from the Middlebrook well and ongoing public condemnation over their purchase of the property, bottled water giant Nestlé has suggested that they may want to "share" the artesian well with the community that they outbid during a severe drought this summer.
The Trudeau Government has a critical choice to make that will define the rest of its tenure: approve pipelines and side with Big Oil, or reject pipelines and side with communities and coast protectors.
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