Wherever he looks Ray Bates sees corporations exploiting Nova Scotia’s natural resources as if there is no tomorrow. This must stop, he writes.
News release: Friday, May 3, 2019, youth and supporters from all around the South Shore will converge on Bridgewater as part of the National School Strike against inaction on the climate crisis.
News release: Extinction Rebellion will be in Middleton, Nova Scotia at 291 Marshall Street on Monday, April 29 from 10AM until 1PM to engage Premier McNeil in a conversation about the climate crisis and his government’s response. Concerned constituents have an appointment with the Premier to call on him to declare a climate emergency and to act like it is an emergency by transitioning our province to net zero carbon emissions by 2025 and creating a citizen’s assembly to ensure a fair and just transition.
Ken Summers takes a close look at the history of Alton Gas and Indigenous consultations. With so many players, the KMKNO, the Assembly of Mi’kmaq Chiefs, Millbrook First Nation, and Sipekne’katik, it’s complicated and things aren’t always what they seem.
Some 70 environmentalists from across Nova Scotia rallied at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Halifax while inside senators were conducting hearings on Ottawa’s new Impact Assessment Act, or Bill C-69. Bill C-69 contains legislation that defines how federal environmental assessments are conducted.
Media release: A coalition of fishers, fish plant operators and workers, tourism operators, scientists, environmental organizations and communities will be delivering a message to a Senate committee that is meeting in Halifax this week – the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) can’t be both a regulator and a promoter of offshore oil and gas drilling.
It’s been hard to picture the total impact of two side by side massive developments on Spring Garden and Robie, since the two initiatives have been winding their way through the approval process independently. Now, thanks to the hard work of architectural student Hadrian Laing, there is a model that encompasses the entire neighbourhood, its current buildings and the two proposed developments.
With the recent injunction, the forcible removal of the grandmothers from the river site, altogether the total disregard for Treaty rights, and yesterday the mean-spirited destruction of the straw-bale house, it may look as if the water protectors are fighting a losing battle. However, looks are deceiving, and Alton Gas has its own share of problems.
Please join us on Monday, April 15 @ 12:00pm noon on the highway at Exit 11 in Stewiake for a highway slowdown where we will be passing out information pamphlets regarding Alton Gas Project.
Media release: In recently released documents accessed through Access to Information and Freedom of Information legislation, Water Protectors have learned that Alton Gas’ current plan to release high concentration brine into the Sipekne’katik/ Shubenacadie River would be out of compliance with Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC’s) general prohibition on the release of deleterious substances into waterways where fish frequent. Also attached the documents the news release refers to. Stay tuned for more on this.