More Canadians oppose a new East Coast gas export facility due to climate concerns, and Canadians are divided on whether such a facility would be helpful or pointless to address Europe’s energy crisis...
For Immediate Release: January 18th, 2022
The Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF), in partnership with the Sierra Club of BC, will have representatives on the ground at the Global Climate Summit in Glasgow this November. The SCCF will be closely following the summit, and are eager to see how nations work together to reach an agreement on how to tackle the dual climate change and biodiversity crises.
The SCCF are also happy to respond to media inquiries as issues develop during the summit. Contact information for their representatives is included below.
“Why, after issuing Kameron Coal 152 warnings for safety violations and 119 noncompliance orders at the Donkin mine, is the NS Department of Labour saying we can now trust the company with worker safety and to protect the environment?” asks Gretchen Fitzgerald, the National Programs Director for Sierra Club Canada. “The mine self-reports its greenhouse gas emissions and is exempt from paying for its carbon pollution, so we have no way of knowing, much less limiting, its impact on climate targets. This mine should never have been allowed to re-open given these serious issues.”
Two busloads of concerned citizens from the Great Lakes region and others from as far as Toronto and Minnesota packed a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers meeting today. All made the trip to deliver strong messages asking the Army Corps to reject Enbridge’s proposed Line 5 oil tunnel.
Ahead of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to Canada to discuss a potential LNG deal, environmental organizations representing millions of Canadians are launching an initiative called StoptheGas to call on the federal government to reject proposals for new East Coast gas export facilities due to climate impacts and economic risks.
Sierra Club Canada has created an educational art piece depicting all remaining North Atlantic right whales in hopes to raise awareness in the public about the issues facing the species which can be viewed here: https://www.sierraclub.ca/en/right-whales
BP was found to be reckless and responsible for the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The 2010 spill resulted in the deaths of 11 oil workers and 30 million gallons of oil from the BP spill remain in the Gulf — the equivalent of nearly three Exxon Valdez spills. Oil from the spill continues to coat the ocean floor, and the disaster continues to affect fish and wildlife in the area over a decade later.
In sharp contrast to what Canadian pipeline company Enbridge has been telling consumers and policymakers, one of the company’s experts has filed a court document that says gasoline prices will rise less than a penny in Michigan if the Line 5 oil pipeline shuts down.