Old Harry (right) is the site of Corridor Resources’ new (old) oil and gas exploration license in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It was issued, then ex
tended over and over again by the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) for years.
In December 2016, despite the 9 year limit, the CNLOPB issued a new license to the same company for the same site. The decision was denounced by indigenous and environmental groups, including Sierra Club Atlantic who organized thousands of letters to be sent to CNLOPB before the decision and then to the Minister of Natural Resources- Newfoundland denouncing offshore drilling in this critical area.
- If a spill in this area occurred, it would impact all 5 provinces. The David Suzuki Foundation created this simulation that shows how oil would travel.
Our elected officials had the power to stop this lease, and they did not. Corridor has been granted another 4 years to explore for oil and gas off Newfoundland’s coast, an area of 51,780 hectares.