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14 Days to Save The Gulf of St. Lawrence ~ urgent action!

October 4th, 2016

It’s like a bad dream that you can’t wake up from. The company that has wanted to drill in the Gulf of St. Lawrence for nine years, the same company responsible for seismic testing while the endangered blue whale was migrating, wants a new license.
This in spite of numerous calls for a moratorium on all oil and gas development in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and an historic statement from the Chiefs of the Mi’qmawei Mawiomi calling for a 12-year moratorium on oil and gas in The Gulf. Read about this Sierra Club Canada Foundation campaign and send your email today!

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PEI Save Our Seas and Shores opposes new exploration license – Atlantic Accord act is being misused

September 29th, 2016

SOSS PEI urges Minister Jim Carr and Minister Siobhan Coady to refrain from approving issuance of another license to Corridor Resources for oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. They argue that the provisions of the Atlantic Accord are being misused in order to circumvent the nine year maximum term of a license. “We note that, in a Canadian Press article printed in the Charlottetown Guardian on September 17, 2016, the Natural Resources Canada spokesperson is quoted as saying that the government will take into account feedback received through the Canada Gazette process in deciding whether to approve the new licence. We strongly urge you to take our concerns into account and refuse to approve the new licence for Corridor Resources on the Old Harry prospect.”

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To Federal Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr: Stop approval of C-NLOPB’s EL license 1105

September 29th, 2016

September 28, 2016 Hon. James Gordon Carr Minister of Natural Resources Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E4 Hon. Siobhan Coady Minister of Natural Resources PO Box 8700 St. John’s NL A1B 4J6 Dear Ministers Carr and Coady: Re: Proposed Issuance of New Licence (Exploration License 1105-Old Harry to Corridor Resources by Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board […]

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Gulf of St. Lawrence drilling proposal sparks anger

September 17th, 2016

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board said Friday it is proposing to grant Corridor Resources a new four-year exploration licence in an area known as Old Harry because there isn’t enough time to complete consultations and an environmental assessment before its current licence expires Jan. 14.

“We’re reeling, absolutely reeling,” said Mary Gorman, co-founder of the Save our Seas and Shores Coalition, which has been pushing against the Halifax-based company’s drilling plans for the nine years it has had a licence for exploratory drilling in Old Harry.

“It’s like ‘Groundhog Day.’ You’re stuck in some kind of time warp that keeps repeating itself.”

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Lobster fisherman wary of Gulf of St. Lawrence oil drilling ~ Chronicle Herald

May 11th, 2016

Lobster fisherman wary of Gulf of St. Lawrence oil drilling FRAM DINSHAW STAFF REPORTER Published May 10, 2016 – 6:25pm Last Updated May 11, 2016 – 8:55am As lobster season gets underway Tuesday in Cape Breton, a top local fisherman is warning that oil exploration and drilling in the Gulf of St. Lawrence could wreak […]

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Letter to Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources – time to revoke C-NLOPB’s mandate

February 4th, 2016

SOSS PEI chapter tells Natural Resources Minister Carr, and NL minister Coady that it is time to remove the C-NLOPB’s mandate pertaining to offshore oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, stating that the federal and NL governments have abrogated their responsibilities to oversee the decisions of this appointed body. Decisions, including the recent free extension of Corridor Resources licence, appear to have been rubber-stamped by the federal and NL Ministers of Natural Resources.

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Add your voice! – PEIslanders lobby Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources to remove the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board’s (C-NLOPB) mandate

February 4th, 2016

Follow PEIslander’s lead, and write two emails today! Federal Minister of Natural Resources James Carr and NL Minister of Natural Resources Siobhan Coady need to hear from you too!

Dear Ministers:

I am writing to express my support for the letter you recently received from SOSS PEI regarding the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. As outlined in the letter, the C-NLOPB has shown by its actions and decisions over the past several years that it is failing to carry out its responsibility to protect the Gulf environment. As Ministers responsible for the C-NLOPB, please act to remove the Board’s mandate pertaining to oil and gas exploration and development activities in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

(Your Name)
(Your home community and province)

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C-NLOP Board mandate should be revoked ~ Ellie Reddin

January 28th, 2016

For the third time in the past four years, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has granted a one-year extension to Corridor Resources exploration licence on the Old Harry prospect in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and waived the $1 million deposit required for a licence extension. This extension was granted because the board has not conducted the public and Aboriginal consultations required as part of the environmental assessment for this project. For the past two years, the board has dragged its heels despite numerous inquiries asking when and how these consultations will be carried out. It says it will announce plans for consultations “at a later date.” Does the board intend to keep on delaying the consultations indefinitely and continue to give Corridor Resources free licence extensions?…Given the failure of the NL Board to act in a responsible manner, Save Our Seas and Shores P.E.I. is calling on the federal and Newfoundland and Labrador governments to remove the board’s mandate pertaining to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Green Party condemns outrageous million dollar giveaway in Gulf of St. Lawrence gas deal

January 22nd, 2016

Leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May is standing alongside local community leaders to denounce the decision of provincial and federal regulators to give Corridor Resources Inc. a free pass for the third time at the Old Harry site, a proposed deep water oil well in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. “This is a free pass to the oil and gas industry, and a slap in the face to fishermen, Aboriginal communities, and the local tourism industry, which all rely on the health of the Gulf of St. Lawrence,” concluded May. “This licence should never have been extended, much less for free.”

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