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    AltonGas Needs a Climate Change Assessment

    Alexis Bonogofsky wrote about "reports of dead fish floating and collecting on the banks of the iconic Yellowstone River began coming into Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) in early August. The Yellowstone flows for 692 miles from Absaroka mountain range in Wyoming, through Yellowstone National Park, into the prairies of eastern Montana and finally,…

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  • If you remove biomass from what our government considers as renewable energy, we are left with seven percent

    Backwoods Nova Scotia not going green

    Emera Inc, which is Nova Scotia Power's parent company, is partnering with Maine Aqua Ventus and will build floating wind turbines off the coast of Maine. According to the CBC it will work with local contractors and manufacturers in Maine to generate local economic benefit, create and keep Maine jobs in Maine, and provide renewable…

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    Oil Tanker Spill Threatens the Minas Basin

    Proponents for Energy East claim Atlantic Canada need the jobs and the work would usher in a new era of prosperity. It's estimated to provide 14,000 direct and indirect full-time jobs. These numbers represent jobs Canada wide, not just Atlantic Canada. The extra jobs for Maritimers outside of New Brunswick is practically non-existent. Former Nova…

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  • Residents experiencing road rage from neglect by the Nova Scotia Department of Trnasportation

    Road Rage, two killed on N.S. Highway

    Rural roads in some parts of Nova Scotia are deteriorating to a state making it unsafe to travel. This isn't anything new. There has been a history of neglecting road maintenance in areas like Cumberland County and Colchester County. Stories like a section of west Apple River Road near the western tip of Cumberland County,…

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  • The Campaign to Protect Offshore NS (CPONS) asserts that it is imperative and urgent that immediate action be taken.  ~Image by U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley

    Protect Offshore Nova Scotia: Join the campaign

    From: The Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS)Date: May 30, 2016 We are writing to ask you to join a campaign addressing the economic and environmental risks associated with decisions by the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) approving exploratory drilling activity in Nova Scotia’s offshore. The Campaign to Protect Offshore NS (CPONS)…

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  • The Deepwater Horizon rig, owned and operated by offshore oil-drilling company Transocean and leased by oil company BP - April 20, 2010 (image courtesy of wikipedia.org)

    Shelburne Oil: Environmental Risk Understated

    In June, 2015, Shell got the "go ahead" to start exploratory drilling for oil off the coast of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. It's about 200 kilometers offshore. There were a number of risk assessments done including Leona Aglukkaq's, Canada's environment minister, and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board. It's possible that two out of the proposed…

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    Nova Scotia’s efficiency under attack

    "There's a battle between a private utility's need to generate revenue and a not-for-profit's strong energy efficiency programs that save money and energy." Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance   This is such an easy act, and such a no brainer. Please send a email to the Utility and Review Board by 2 pm June 9 (this Tuesday),…

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    Biosolids for Dinner

    Farmers that grow fruits and vegetables destined for sale to the public and groceries stores are required to be CanadaGAP™ certified. This means regular audits take place to ensure its food safety program is being maintained on an ongoing basis. Although many audits are performed on a regular basis, some farms are also chosen for…

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  • Nova Scotia Government is Ignoring Environmental Protection

    Nova Scotia Ignoring Environmental Protection

    The governments are going to great lengths to make sure corporations make a profit. Even with subsidies and government handouts, they pay a lot of tax and provide jobs. After the companies have made their money, and have pulled out, the taxpayers are on the hook for the environmental damage they caused. A good example…

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  • Biosolid fertilizer can easily contaminate other crops.

    Farmland fertilizer: biosolids and fracking wastewater

    An article by the CBC this week said "that a biologist at Acadia University has discovered sea birds are depositing contaminants on land that they've picked from food sources in the ocean." An article on Water Encyclopedia claims, ” A major public health concern is the safety of seafood as it relates to the chemical…

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    Help Keep Newfoundland and Labrador Frack Free

    By Graham Oliver 709-643-5426 grahamoliver5@gmail.com Port au Port Bay St. George Fracking Awareness Group  Hi folks in other provinces and countries; My name is Graham Oliver and I live on the island of Newfoundland in Canada and we are being targeted for fracking. The Government is presently conducting an External Panel Review on Hydraulic Fracturing…

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  • Biosolids threat is real in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.

    Biosolids risk in the Bay of Fundy

    Biosolid sludge spread on farmland across the province is leaching into the waterways and making their way into the Bay of Fundy. Nova Scotia Environment claims it is a safe practice and that biosolids meeting the Class A criteria -- do not require an approval for land application provided the facility producing the Class A…

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AltonGas Needs a Climate Change Assessment

Alexis Bonogofsky wrote about "reports of dead fish floating and collecting on the banks of the iconic Yellowstone River began coming into Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) in early August. The Yellowstone flows for 692 miles from Absaroka mountain range in Wyoming, through Yellowstone National Park, into the prairies of eastern Montana and finally,…

Read more
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AltonGas Needs a Climate Change Assessment

Alexis Bonogofsky wrote about "reports of dead fish floating and collecting on the banks of the iconic Yellowstone River began coming into Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) in early August. The Yellowstone flows for 692 miles from Absaroka mountain range in Wyoming, through Yellowstone National Park, into the prairies of eastern Montana and finally,…

Read more
If you remove biomass from what our government considers as renewable energy, we are left with seven percent

Backwoods Nova Scotia not going green

Emera Inc, which is Nova Scotia Power's parent company, is partnering with Maine Aqua Ventus and will build floating wind turbines off the coast of Maine. According to the CBC it will work with local contractors and manufacturers in Maine to generate local economic benefit, create and keep Maine jobs in Maine, and provide renewable…

Read more
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Oil Tanker Spill Threatens the Minas Basin

Proponents for Energy East claim Atlantic Canada need the jobs and the work would usher in a new era of prosperity. It's estimated to provide 14,000 direct and indirect full-time jobs. These numbers represent jobs Canada wide, not just Atlantic Canada. The extra jobs for Maritimers outside of New Brunswick is practically non-existent. Former Nova…

Read more
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Nova Scotia needs to review VisionMAX®

Engage Agro Corporation has offices all over Canada. In Nova Scotia they are located in Upper Musquodoboit. The company "develops, registers, and markets protection, nutritional and management products for plants, turf, agricultural crops, industrial vegetation management and forestry across Canada." They also sell VisionMAX® and offer a fact sheet for it.  It's chemical base is…

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Petition: Stop Spraying Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia government has approved the use of VisionMax to spray 2,600 hectares of woodland area. It's a herbicide whose content is 47 percent glyphosate. It's a product of Monsanto. This is the same company that gave us Agent Orange and PCBs. It's being used by Northern Pulp and four other companies to retard the…

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Residents experiencing road rage from neglect by the Nova Scotia Department of Trnasportation

Road Rage, two killed on N.S. Highway

Rural roads in some parts of Nova Scotia are deteriorating to a state making it unsafe to travel. This isn't anything new. There has been a history of neglecting road maintenance in areas like Cumberland County and Colchester County. Stories like a section of west Apple River Road near the western tip of Cumberland County,…

Read more
The Campaign to Protect Offshore NS (CPONS) asserts that it is imperative and urgent that immediate action be taken.  ~Image by U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley

Protect Offshore Nova Scotia: Join the campaign

From: The Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS)Date: May 30, 2016 We are writing to ask you to join a campaign addressing the economic and environmental risks associated with decisions by the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) approving exploratory drilling activity in Nova Scotia’s offshore. The Campaign to Protect Offshore NS (CPONS)…

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"The duty to consult does not include a veto option for First Nations," provincial Energy Minister Michel Samson said Thursday in Halifax. "Government believes the project is safe and does not threaten the environment."

Alton Gas N.S. Explosion Imminent

Democracy definition: A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau supported this definition. "Times have changed, my friends," Trudeau told the Calgary Petroleum Club last year. "Social licence is more important than ever. Government may be able to…

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The Deepwater Horizon rig, owned and operated by offshore oil-drilling company Transocean and leased by oil company BP - April 20, 2010 (image courtesy of wikipedia.org)

Shelburne Oil: Environmental Risk Understated

In June, 2015, Shell got the "go ahead" to start exploratory drilling for oil off the coast of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. It's about 200 kilometers offshore. There were a number of risk assessments done including Leona Aglukkaq's, Canada's environment minister, and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board. It's possible that two out of the proposed…

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This Blue Dot movement is a nation-wide initiative of the David Suzuki Foundation. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)

NOFRAC Brings Bluedot to your Municipality

There's a growing movement afoot! Let's encourage Nova Scotia's municipal councils to pass declarations recognizing people's right to live in a healthy environment. Yarmouth has already done this, and work is under way in several other communities. This Blue Dot movement is a nation-wide initiative of the David Suzuki Foundation. Across the country, more than…

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Methane can decrease the amount of oxygen in the air and cause suffocation with symptoms of headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, loss of coordination and judgment, increased breathing rate and loss of consciousness.

Alton Gas Will Violate Universal Human Rights

Alton, Nova Scotia is at risk of Methane gas leaks which is proposed to be stored in salt caverns being built. Despite assurances it will be absolutely safe, there aren't any guarantees. There have been some very serious leaks causing explosions and fires and although these represent extreme failures, constant leaking occurs. In an EPA…

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Coal dust accumulation, by the way, was also what caused Nova Scotia's Westray mine disaster.

Donkin coal and the Nova Scotia media

In an article on this site, there is mention of the "reopening of the Donkin Coal mine in Cape Breton" -- written by Robert Devet, who is featured in this article with a follow up to it. While Canada and Nova Scotia slashes budgets for research, education and social programs and environment protection, it was…

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