What happened in 2017 and why is it significant? North Atlantic Right Whales (NARW), along with many other baleen whales, were brought to the point of near extinction by commercial whaling. Whale bones were routinely used in clothing and other commodities. The real money, however, was in whale oil which was mostly used for oil … Continue reading North Atlantic Right Whale Mortality: What did we learn from the 2017 Mortality Crisis?
On Wednesday, March 1st Sierra Club Foundation Atlantic Chapter hosted a screening of the Canadian documentary To the Ends of Earth and followed with a panel of local experts to discuss extreme energy projects in Nova Scotia. Watch the trailer here Extreme energy, as the soothing voice of Emma Thompson explains in the film, is … Continue reading Growth is No Longer an Option: Extreme energy film and panel presented tough realities
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. Decision backgrounder by iPolitics In December 2016, despite the 9 year limit, the … Continue reading Background on the Old Harry lease
In 2015, experts on the physical, biological and anthropogenic aspects of this semi-enclosed sea were invited to answer a simple question: is oil and gas development in the Gulf of St Lawrence compatible with the long term safety, sustainability and prosperity of this region and the endangered species within? This report was launched and sent to elected officials around Atlantic Canada in an … Continue reading Read Our Marine Treasure: Experts on the Future of the Gulf
To the federal and provincial governments who have the jurisdiction over this issue, we submitted this letter - signed by over 1400 people in under 72 hours. It is time to stand up for the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the people who border it's waters, and the thousands of species who call it home. See Media Release … Continue reading 1400+ sign open letter denouncing oil & gas in the Gulf