Dear Friends, There’s no denying it, times are tough, on many fronts. Even if you’re a glass-half-full kind of person, you may be having moments
On September 12, Tynette Deveaux, with Sierra Club Canada’s Beyond Coal Atlantic campaign, presented at the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board hearing. The hearing—and
Sierra Club Canada condemns the Nova Scotia government’s decision to allow Kameron Coal Ltd. to resume coal mining operations in Cape Breton. What’s being promoted
Originally posted here Tynette Deveaux of Halifax is the coordinator of Sierra Club Canada’s “Beyond Coal” Atlantic campaign. Lindsay Lee of Hammonds Plains is on
“For any future politicians out there, if you ever find yourself asking ‘Why do people not vote,’ simply look at the way that John Lohr and Tim Houston slapped democracy in the face, taking the decision out of the hands of the public and placing it in the hands of 5 unelected people,” wrote local advocate Bill Zebedee.
The province has committed to cleaning up contaminated mine sites on Crown land, beginning with Montague Gold Mines near Dartmouth, N.S., and Goldenville, near Sherbrooke. The cost of remediating those two sites alone is estimated to be at least $60 million, but that figure is expected to rise.
The answer lies not in Nova Scotia but abroad. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, coal prices have soared. Now the mine’s owner, Kameron Collieries ULC, is looking to cash in on this latest fossil fuel bonanza.