Late last year Alton Gas applied to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) for a renewal of its approval to construct an underground hydrocarbons storage facility. As part of the NSUARB review interested parties were asked for submissions. This is the submission of Dale Andrew Poulette, Mi’kmaq water protector.
After talking with with civil servants at Environment and Climate Change Canada, local water protectors believe.that Alton Gas doesn’t have the necessary approvals to start the release of brine into the Shubenacadie River. We asked the feds and the province what’s up, and their responses were pretty vague.
Letter to Margaret Miller, Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Environment, sent on October 3 by Alton Gas water protectors Rachael Greenland-Smith and Dale Poulette about a federal non-compliance issue. The group has not yet received a response.
Check out this Talking Radical Radio podcast episode on Alton Gas. Scott Neigh interviews water protectors Dorene Bernard and Rebecca Moore. Scott has been putting these weekly shows together for years now, talking at length to people fighting the good fight across Canada. You should check it out.
News release by Alton Gas water protectors: “Sipekne’katik/Fort Ellis — Alton Gas has posted signs outside the Treaty Camp at the Shubenacadie River naming water protectors on site as trespassers and criminals. Grassroots Mi’kmaq water protectors have been holding down a protection camp at the Shubenacadie River for nine months to prevent Alton Gas from dumping thousands of tons of salt brine into the sacred river every day. They are outraged by Alton Gas’ bully tactics and intent to resume work on the project without allowing Sipekne’katik to complete its community consultation process.”
Media release by the Alton Gas water protectors who are concerned about Alton gas’ recent notice of intent to enter the camp and resume work without any meaningful community and public consultation.
New contributor Jackie Davis attended yesterday’s silent auction/ fundraiser in support of the Alton Gas river protectors. Here is her report.
This weekend’s video is about the Alton Gas water protectors who need a bit of solidarity and support because strawbale houses don’t build themselves.
A group of environmental activists in the Annapolis Valley is calling for a radical rethink of the Avon River causeway in Windsor. Endangered salmon cannot enter the Avon River to spawn and the group has launched a letter writing campaign to call on the federal Department of Fisheries to interfere.
This week’s brand new weekend video shows highlights from the recent town hall tour organized by a coalition of individuals and groups opposed to the Alton Gas development. It seems only shareholders and politicians are in favour of the Alton Gas project. Everybody else, not so much.