Lower Churchill Hydro - Green Power or Greenwash?
The Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Project proposes to generate over 3200 megawatts (MW) from the Grand River in Labrador.
The proposed project will require constructing two dams, one at Muskrat Falls and another at Gull Island. Muskrat Falls is ~15 m waterfall on the Grand River located west of Happy Valley - Goose Bay. The proposed dam at Muskrat Falls will create a reservoir that will be 59 km long and flood 41 km² of land to generate 824 megawatts of electricity. The Gull Island dam will create a reservoir that is 232 km long, and flood 85 km² of land to generate 2,250 megawatts of electricity.... Read more »
Yarmouth and Halifax, NS - A network of environmental and community organizations are objecting to the hasty adoption of a flawed Fur Industry Act for Nova Scotia. Bill 53 was introduced for First Reading on Thursday April 29th and was passed by the House of Assembly on its Third Reading on Thursday May 6th. Although the Department of Agriculture worked closely with the Nova Scotia Mink Breeders Association for over a year to develop this Bill, members of the public, including members of the affected communities were not consulted.
"It is ironic that a law intended to address community concerns has been pushed through without due consultation with those communities or environmental experts," says Steve Hawboldt of the Clean Annapolis River Project. "The Act has value but there are a number of changes that would have taken seriously the need to ensure environmental protection and addressed community concerns.."
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Join Sierra Club and Pembina Institute
for a special TarSands Canoe Floatilla
Aug 4th to 6th 2010
Canoe the Athabasca River from
Fort McMurray to Fort Mackay
Join the Sierra Club as we meet up with the Connecting the Drops Athabasca River expedition & paddle through the oil sands from Fort McMurray to Fort MacKay with representatives from the Athabasca Tribal Council, expedition team, local residents & interested Albertans (launch from Fort McMurray early on August 4).... Read more »
The Sierra Club Prairie has obtained a leaked copy of the most recent Alberta Wetlands Policy that shows the extent of industry influence over environmental decisions for the province. Read More >>
Stop the Eastern Irrigation District from becoming a water broker! Read More >>
Latest Campaign - got thirst?... Read more »
Canada'a tar sands, also known as oil sands, are located in the northern half of the province of Alberta along with some deposits in neighbouring Saskatchewan. Covering a land mass of 140,200 km2, or 54,132 square miles, the deposits span a region larger than the size of the U.S. states of :
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