The Sandpiper is the quarterly newsletter for the Atlantic Canada Chapter of Sierra Club Canada!
Here's what you'll find in the Winter 2004 issue...
Sierra Club Atlantic is a vibrant grassroots organization that empowers people to protect, restore, and enjoy a healthy safe planet. We are your chapter of Canada’s only national grassroots environmental organization, working to bring your community’s concerns to the attention of regional and national leaders. Together, we are a credible, influential voice, working to make a better world a reality.
What are we up to?
The Atlantic Chapter works through education and action to green the economy and protect the environment. We engage in projects designed to connect children to nature, protect wildlife and wild spaces, and to offer solutions to climate change.
NL Natural Resources Minister Commits to Create Stand Alone-Regulator for Safety - But what About the Environment?"
Response to our March 28th Letter, which states Sierra Club Atlantic, Ecology Action Centre, and Save Our Seas and Shore Coaliton:
Edited transcript of Tony Reddin's submission to the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on behalf of Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island (ECO-PEI) on Thursday, March 2, 2011
Save Our Seas and Shores Coalition, Sierra Club Atlantic, and Ecology Action Centre do not recognize the authority of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) to assess and approve oil and gas exploration and development in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Petition to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in Nova Scotia
To: Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia
• Whereas Petroworth Resources Inc. has indicated that it intends to drill for oil along a seismic line
between Lake Ainslie and Mull River in the ‘Ainslie Block’ that extends from St. Rose to Port
Hood and east to Whycocomagh in Inverness County, and
• Whereas this exploration may lead to the discovery of shale gas (i.e. natural gas obtained from
underground shale formations) as well as oil, and
Presented by Larry Lack On behalf of the Sierra Club of Canada, Atlantic Canada Chapter
the New Brunswick Energy Commission
The mandate of the Commission is "to conduct a broad public consultation and report to government on a long-term energy plan. More information on the commission and its mandate is available online."
Our report made the following recommendations:
Submission by Dr. Piotr Trela, Climate Change and Energy Coordinator for Sierra Club Canada, Atlantic Chapter, in response to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador public discussion document: "Coastal and Ocean Management Strategy and Policy Framework for Newfoundland and Labrador".
While the Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada Chapter supports rate restructuring of water, waste water and storm utilities in the interest of improved management and sustainability, the current rate structure application does not sufficiently address questions of efficient allocation of resources, adequate revenues over time, and increased innovation and conservation.
December 14, 2010
Halifax, NS - A coalition of environmental, First Nations and inshore fisheries organizations is calling on the Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and federal governments to act immediately on the Wells Inquiry recommendation that arms-length reulation needed to protect the environment and safety of workers in the offshore.
The Wells Commission was established by the Newfoundland and Labrador government to review safety in the offshore after the tragic crash of a helicopter on March 12, 2009, resulting in the loss of seventeen lives.
Sierra Club Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter
1657 Barrington St., Suite 137
Halifax, Nova Scotia
A map illustrating percentage of fishing sets (from all fisheires and all gear types) containing deep sea corals off southern Newfoundland (Northwest Atlantic Fishieries Organization 3O) for 2004 and 2005.
The existing greenhouse emission targets are weaker than required according to the latest science and the existing strategies did not deliver the expected results. We make a number of specific policy recommendations to change this:
Five directions of action:
1. Education– take advantage of the educational capacity at MUN and in environmental NGOs – in the latter: urgent need for project and base funding.
This is the Agenda for the Annual Gathering for Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter! Register today!
I present arguments in favour of the small-scale, community owned, renewable energy generation in Newfoundland and Labrador. I identify current bottlenecks in the development of the distributed energy generation in the province and list necessary conditions that have to be met in order to move forward. Most of the arguments would apply to other provinces in Canada as well.
Dr. Piotr Trela, SCC- Atlantic Region; Atlantic Canada Sustainable Energy Coalition.