Bill C-38's first victim: Groups forced to drop court action against radioactive waste export

MEDIA RELEASE, August 16, 2012

OTTAWA – As a direct result of Bill C-38, Sierra Club Canada and the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) are withdrawing their applications for judicial review of permits issued by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to allow Bruce Power to export 1,600 tonnes of radioactive waste (containing plutonium and other radionuclides) through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway to Sweden.

“Our court case is the first victim of Bill C-38,” said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada. “Our quest for environmental justice and democracy, however, is far from over.”... Read more »

Drilling for oil in the Gulf of St. Lawrence without a clue


Buried within the more than 400 pages of this spring’s federal omnibus budget bill is an invitation for resource companies to open a new frontier in Canadian oil: the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The gulf, which touches the coastlines of Canada’s five easternmost provinces, is the world’s largest estuary. It’s home to more than 2,000 species of marine wildlife — an ecosystem integral to the health of our Atlantic and Great Lakes fisheries.... Read more »

Brief video for US about Tar Sands


Check out the latest Sierra Club (US) new animated short: Tar Sands Pipelines: the Dirtiest Oil on Earth

Nice work by the Beyond Oil team in collaboration with Sierra Club Productions' own Javier, Adrienne, and Melissa, and many others. ... Read more »


Merigomish, NS – Save Our Seas and Shores, Sierra Club Atlantic, and the Wandering Menstrual Singers are calling on friends and family to join them in a spirited sing along to acknowledge, respect and honour Canada’s Oceans and especially, the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

“We will be gathering on the shores of Malignant Cove Beach (between Antigonish and New Glasgow) this Thursday June 7thbetween 5:30-6:30 pm to celebrate the beauty, richness and diversity of the Gulf and the need for it to be protected for future generations,” says Mary Gorman of Merigomish. " We are hoping to raise awareness of the importance of keeping our oceans healthy. Every second breath we take as humans, is enabled by oxygen created by our oceans."

"We feel immensely fortunate to live by the inspiration of the sea", says Karen Fish, a singer with the Antigonish group.

"People tend to look at our oceans as vast and never ending.... Read more »


Sierra Club Canada - Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy (Re: C-38)

May 31, 2012

Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy

Re: Bill C-38

John Bennett, Executive Director

Sierra Club Canada

Thursday, May 31 201

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