Media Releases

Is Nothing Sacred? Offshore Alliance Demands Sable Island Oil Leases Be Cancelled

Sable Island Media Release


 

HALIFAX, December 13, 2018 -- As the 193 countries currently participating in the UN climate change conference in Poland struggle to draft a survival plan for life on Earth, the Offshore Alliance is calling for the newly advertized offshore oil and gas leases surrounding Sable Island National Park Reserve to be cancelled. 

Oil Spill Shows We Are Not Prepared For Disasters At Sea

Sierra Club of Canada Media Release
Halifax, NS - An oil spill of an estimated 250,000 litres of crude oil in 7 metre seas shows we are lax in regulating our offshore. “Husky Oil is reporting they are unable to confirm extent of spill, never mind try and clean it up - a virtually impossible task in 7 metre seas. Our leaders are claiming this is world-class regulation. I think this spill shows we are far from that standard, says Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Program Director for Sierra Club Canada Foundation.

Stay Safe in the Season of Love

Watch for Wildlife
Watch for Wildlife urges drivers to be extra cautious during deer & moose mating season.

FREDERICTON, NB [Oct 2nd, 2018]— Watch for Wildlife is asking drivers to take extra care to avoid collisions with wildlife over the Thanksgiving long weekend and into the weeks that follow.

Offshore Alliance calls for a Federal/Provincial public inquiry into marine oil exploration

Offshore Alliance calls for a Federal/Provincial public inquiry into marine oil exploration
Argues recent spill confirms lack of confidence in industry

MEDIA RELEASE

July 18, 2018

K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) - The Offshore Alliance, a coalition of fisher, social justice and environmental organizations, communities and individuals who have concerns with offshore drilling in Nova Scotia, is calling for a moratorium on offshore drilling pending a full federal/provincial public inquiry. The Alliance says the current regulatory regime in the offshore lacks both scientific and democratic legitimacy.

WILDLIFE-VEHICLE COLLISION AWARENESS PROGRAM EXPANDS TO NEW BRUNSWICK

Watch for Wildlife logo

FREDERICTON, NB [July 9th, 2018]— Watch For Wildlife, a wildlife-vehicle collision prevention program of Sierra Club Canada Foundation, is expanding to New Brunswick this summer with the official launch happening this Saturday in Fredericton. Already running successfully for two years in Nova Scotia, the program aims to educate drivers about how to prevent collisions with wildlife and what to do if a collision does happen: a situation that most drivers in the province are all too familiar with.

 

STATEMENT: Federal Court dismisses NAFTA tribunal case, environmental groups react


May 2, 2018

OTTAWA – East Coast Environmental Law, Sierra Club Canada Foundation and Ecojustice issued the following statement in response to the Federal Court’s dismissal of Canada’s case challenging a landmark arbitral award brought under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Chapter 11 provision by an American corporation:

Lisa Mitchell, East Coast Environmental Law’s Executive Director said:

Bees plan protest. Sierra Club is not amused.

Bees plan protest on Parliament Hill

For immediate release

April 1, 2018

Bees plan protest on Parliament Hill. Sierra Club says they are overworked and undervalued by the protesters.

Ottawa - In an unprecedented move, Canada’s endangered and threatened bee colonies have decided to go political, with a planned demonstration on Parliament Hill tomorrow afternoon and a press conference scheduled in advance to list their demands and provide time for Q&A.