Health & Environment

Frackaccino!

Fracking Action Coffee House & Film Screening

Come out to hear about actions taking place here in Atlantic Canada to stop fracking from damaging our precious water resources! Sierra Club Atlantic will share stories of what local citizens are doing to stop fracking, followed by a screening of Josh Fox’s Gasland 2.

The Garden of Eat’n Café & Food Fare event will support our efforts to educate people about the risks of fracking and to defend Jane Doe, an indigenous community leader who is protecting the voices of the people speaking out against fracking in New Brunswick.

Please RSVP by calling (902) 431-8050 so we make sure no one is turned away!

WHAT: Gasland 2 Film Screening and Fracking Action Coffee House

WHERE: Garden of Eat’n Café & Food Fare, 6293 Quinpool Road, Halifax

WHEN: 7:00 pm -9:30 pm, Tuesday, January 28th... Read more »

Goodbye to Nanticoke, and all that coal

Sierra Club Canada's Ontario Chapter was instrumental in the decision by our provincial government to shut down all coal plants. The day has come! Toronto environmental lawyer Dianne Saxe has a nice piece on her website about it: 

Goodbye to Nanticoke, and all that coal

by DIANNE SAXE on JANUARY 15, 2014

January 8 marked the last day of operation of the Nanticoke Generating Station, the last operating coal-fired electrical generating facility in southern Ontario. This latest shut down will help mark 2014 as the year Ontario will become a coal-free jurisdiction.... Read more »

Overwhelming Crowd Packs House for a Star Studded Panel

TORONTO – The overwhelming response to a panel interview with David Crombie, Paul Bedford, Jane Fairburn and Jack Diamond, moderated by renowned journalist John Lorinc and keynote address by former mayor David Miller,  resulted in NOJetsTO looking for a larger venue. Supporters for the NOJetsTO campaign flocked from across Toronto to fill the OISE auditorium on a chilly Monday night, making the event an outright success.

“The event was a success and the packed house confirmed that the support for NOJetsTO is enormous, spans the GTA and is growing day by the day.” NoJetsTO chair Anshul Kapoor said. “It is clear that Torontonians can see beyond Porter Airlines misleading advertising campaign, and want to save their waterfront.”... Read more »

NOVA SCOTIA BAN OF IMPORT OF FRACKING WASTE WATER WELCOME STEP FOR ATLANTIC CANADA

Dec. 3, 2013

Halifax, NS – Sierra Club Atlantic welcomes the ban of the import of dangerous fracking waste announced today in Nova Scotia. Last spring, Sierra Club launched a petition calling for the ban, and the NS Liberal Party promised to ban the import of fracking waste in the lead up to the provincial election last September.

“This is a relief for Nova Scotians and Nova Scotian municipalities who feared that we were going to be tasked with dealing with toxic fracking waste in the region,” according to Gretchen Fitzgerald, Director of Sierra Club Atlantic, “I am thrilled to see the leadership in this province demonstrate they are taking the threat represented by toxic fracking waste seriously.”... Read more »

PRESS CONFERENCE: JANE DOE TO MAKE HER CASE VS. FRACKING COMPANY SWN RESOURCES

 

Southwestern Energy (SWN) Resources is suing New Brunswick citizens attempting to protect their land, air, and water from the impacts of fracking by protesting seismic testing. In addition to naming 13 individuals, SWN named “Jane Doe” and “John Doe” as being responsible for costs they are claiming are caused by protestors. This Wednesday in Moncton, Jane Doe will speak out in response to SWN’s suit.

 

WHAT: Press Conference: Jane Doe Makes Her Case

WHEN: 11:00 a.m – 12 noon, Wednesday, Dec. 4... Read more »

   

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