[sust-mar] Public Meetings: Offshore Drilling: Worth the Risk?
marionm12 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 08:01:42 EST 2018
BP, the company responsible for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf
of Mexico, plans to start exploratory drilling in offshore Nova Scotia this
spring. This operation was recently approved by Environment Canada, just
before the federal government introduced legislation to download
environmental assessment responsibilities to the industry-packed offshore
This spells trouble for Nova Scotia’s coastal communities, fisheries,
tourism, and climate.
The Council of Canadians and friends are hosting town hall events in
Halifax, Lunenburg, and Shelburne to share information about BP’s plans,
and to mobilize in defense of our coasts and communities.
Antonia Juhasz, author of *Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf
Colin Sproul, fifth generation lobster fisherman and spokesperson for Bay
of Fundy Inshore Fishermen's Association
Local and indigenous speakers as well.
Halifax (facebook event
<https://www.facebook.com/events/1624868467589235/>): March 20, SMU
Scotiabank Auditorium, 923 Robie Street
Shelburne (facebook event
<https://www.facebook.com/events/1996564294003549/>): March 21, Shelburne
Regional High School, 415 Woodlawn Drive
Lunenburg (facebook event
<https://www.facebook.com/events/150097205630478/>): March 22, FIre Hall,
25 Medway Street
Please join us, and invite your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues
to come out too!
For more information:
southshore.cpons at gmail.com
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