Angela Giles reflects on the results of last week’s provincial election, and what it tells us about the need for electoral reform, and most importantly, the task at hand. “We need to hold Premier-elect Tim Houston and his party’s feet to the fire on issues like health care and climate. Organize in your communities and be ready to fight against any proposal to privatize health care.”
We protest, we write letters to members of parliament, we picket, but often we don’t really think it’s going to change things in a real sense. Well, think again, activism was a major force behind the demise of Goldboro LNG.
Newsrelease: After failing to attract a single major investor for its proposed Goldboro Liquefied Natural Gas project on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia (Mi’kma’ki), Pieridae Energy has quietly missed its June 30th deadline for a Final Investment Decision.
Ken Summers looks into Mi’kmaq involvement in the Goldboro LNG man camp. Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack tells him Mi’kmaq involvement has ended, Pieridae says that’s not the case.
Journalist Ken Summers on Fisheries minister Bernadette Jordan, the politician most favoured by Goldboro LNG lobbyists. “Wide open door for the climate killing corporate beggar, one weird email for constituents.”
Letter: We will not be able to reach our national climate change goals while initiatives like Pieridae’s Goldboro project are even considered. This makes no sense to me whatsoever, especially when very knowledgeable people within the energy and financial industry are viewing this idea as a ‘boondoggle’.
Press release: ight prominent environmental groups from across the country are urging federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada to ensure that Pieridae Energy’s proposed Goldboro Liquefied Natural Gas export facility project (Goldboro LNG) undergoes a comprehensive, up-to-date federal impact assessment.
Margie Ann Cook, speaking for many Mi’kmaq women, strongly opposes the construction of a man camp housing up to 5,000 construction workers hired to build the Goldboro LNG processing facility, storage tanks and marine works in Guysborough County. This despite Pieridae’s claim of Mi’kmaq support for the project.
Ken Summers looks at the absurd claim that the Goldboro LNG project, as Premier Iain Rankin put it, makes sense environmentally.
Pieridae is asking the feds for $1-billion to build a huge liquefied natural gas facility in Guysborough County. It’ risky, it’s bad for the environment, and there are so many far better things we could do with that kind of money, writes Robin Tress of the Council of Canadians.