A recent change to Bill C-69 increases concerns among Nova Scotia environmentalists about undue influence by the oil and gas industry on environmental approvals of offshore oil and gas projects in the Atlantic.
News release: Wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft and nature organizations launch legal action for Nova Scotia’s species at risk. Mr. Bob Bancroft and three of Nova Scotia’s naturalists’ societies say it is time to ask the courts to intervene on behalf of Nova Scotia’s most at-risk wildlife and plants.
Rebecca Hussman reports on last night’s angry community meeting at Harrietsfield where a Dalhousie professor confirmed residents’ long time drinking water quality concerns and politicians once again refused to commit to clean up the mess they allowed to fester for so long.
After the feds and the province rejected a proposal to expand a quarry situated on Digby Neck more than a decade ago , the American developer appealed that decision under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules. Today we find out the Americans won, and Canada is on the hook for half a billion dollars.
Harrietsfield resident Marlene Brown decided to start a private prosecution of the polluters of her and her neighbors’ wells. A judge decided she has a case. This will be the first private prosecution to enforce environmental laws in Nova Scotia. Brown feels she had no choice, since the Department of Environment wasn’t enforcing its own ministerial orders.
A proposed Environmental Bill of Rights for Nova Scotia is designed to empower communities and stop stonewalling by polluters and governments.