News release: A coalition of groups and citizens is raising the alarm about reopening the fracking moratorium following the Nova Scotia Department of Energy’s under-the-radar release of their Onshore Petroleum Atlas.
New contributor Jackie Davis attended yesterday’s silent auction/ fundraiser in support of the Alton Gas river protectors. Here is her report.
Roberta Benefiel, founding director of Grand Riverkeeper, Labrador, is visiting Nova Scotia to remind us that for the people who live there Muskrat Falls is an environmental disaster that will poison traditional food sources and flood indigenous lands. She believes that through the Maritime Link this is Nova Scotia issue as well. “There may not be that many of us, but people do live here. We need to put a face to these people,” Benefiel tells the Nova Scotia Advocate.
Shelburne activist Louise Delisle says Shelburne councillor Rick Davis should issue a real and public apology to the entire Black community in town, not just post some weasel words and a lot of self pity on her personal Facebook page. Meanwhile people elsewhere are speaking out in her support and other activities are being planned.
Should we make Muskrat Falls right, or should we just walk away from a mega project that is terribly destructive in so many ways? Sierra Club Atlantic and the Ecology Action Centre land on different sides of the discussion.
As if we didn’t learn anything from the depletion of the cod stocks, an auditor general report has found that DFO is not adequately managing and monitoring fish stocks. That’s a serious problem, and Nova Scotians should demand action, says the Ecology Action Centre.
The EAC believes we should pay close attention to the work and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It is starting a monthly reading group to facilitate that effort.