Today, the Trudeau government tabled the long-awaited draft legislation for the Navigation Protection Act. Despite the government’s claim that all navigable waters are protected, the amendments leave the controversial schedule of lakes and rivers in place and do not include current projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline.
The Trudeau government is expected to table long awaited legislation tomorrow morning to amend the Navigation Protection Act, formerly the Navigable Waters Protection Act. The amendments are expected to be tabled along with An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act.
The Trudeau government will table long awaited legislation today to amend the Navigation Protection Act, formerly the Navigable Waters Protection Act.
K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Yesterday Environment and Climate Change Canada Minister Catherine McKenna announced federal approval for an application made by BP to drill up to seven exploratory wells, about 300kms southeast of Nova Scotia.
K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) -- An alliance of twenty Atlantic Canadian and Quebec environmental, Indigenous, and fishery organizations gathered today to express alarm that offshore petroleum boards would be given more power over oceans off Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and in the Gulf of St. Lawrence under the Liberal government’s plan to modify the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.
Activists rallied against fracking at Maritimes Energy Association AGM today
A new online petition to keep Trump out of Canada has already gathered over 10,000 signatures since it was launched on Saturday by the Council of Canadians.
A new online petition to keep Trump out of Canada has already gathered over 5,000 signatures since it was launched on Saturday by the Council of Canadians.
K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) – A coalition of groups and citizens is raising the alarm following the Nova Scotia Department of Energy’s under-the-radar release of their Onshore Petroleum Atlas. The Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action Coalition (NOFRAC) says the release of this atlas, which touts the potential economic benefits of fracking in the province, points to a possible intention by the government to reintroduce the dangerous gas extraction method despite the moratorium implemented in 2014.
VANCOUVER—BC’s Oil and Gas Commission withheld a report from the public for four years showing that 900 gas wells could be leaking methane - a finding that highlights why a public inquiry into oil and gas industry fracking operations is needed.
The Commission (OGC) published the December 2013 report on its website on November 20 after a copy of the document was leaked.