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Groups Sue Feds to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean

Charleston, S.C. – Leading environmental groups sued the federal government today to prevent seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. This extremely loud and dangerous process, which is used to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean’s surface, is the first step toward offshore drilling.

 

Coexistence of the Fishery & Petroleum Industries

Coexistence of the Fishery and Petroleum Industries/ Coexistence des industries de la peche et du petrole…..Fossil Fuels – Combustibles fossiles. // – Notre environnement, Elements Environmental Magazine

 

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Boat Harbour: On toxic pond

Rodney MacDonald’s government isn’t the first to say it will clean up the mess the province made of Boat Harbour. And it’s not the first to use public money to keep the polluting pulp mill running. An investigation by a group of University of King’s College journalism students finds over four decades of murky water and broken promises.

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This is the worst oil disaster you’ve never heard of | Janis Searles Jones and Philippe Cousteau

When Hurricane Ivan sank an oil platform owned by Taylor Energy in 2004, it has spewed hundreds of barrels of oil per day. And it’s not stopped

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N.S. prepares for worst on controversial pulp mill: ‘No easy solution here’

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s premier says he’s keenly aware of the continuing need to diversify the province’s economy in 2019, especially with the future of a key economic player up in the air.

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Building blocks of ocean food web in rapid decline as plankton productivity plunges | CBC News

They’re teeny, tiny plants and organisms but their impact on ocean life is huge.​ Phytoplankton and zooplankton that live near the surface are the base of the ocean’s food system. Everything from small fish, big fish, whales and seabirds depend on their productivity.

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Greta Thunberg, 15, Climate Activist, “You are stealing our future.”

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Mill granted injunction to end N.S. fishermen’s blockade, amidst tense protests

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge has ordered fishermen to stop blocking survey vessels hired by a pulp mill, in a decision that came after protesters chanted their opposition to the firm’s plans to pump effluent into the Northumberland Strait.

 

Nova Scotia fisherman says blockaders are being used as ‘scapegoat’ in fight with Northern Pulp | The Star

HALIFAX-A Pictou fisherman of 30 years says Northern Pulp Mill’s successful injunction against those who’ve blocked mill survey boats is a blame tactic to hide the company’s lack of proper waste plan. Nearly 100 people from various environmental groups, Pictou Landing First Nation, Pictou area residents and other supporters rallied outside the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax amid blowing snow on Tuesday afternoon.

 

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Indigenous people and local fisherman are using boats to block a mill’s efforts to pump industrial waste into their waters. It’s the latest battle for clean water, soil and air in Nova Scotia that…

 

 

 

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PICTOU LANDING FILM – BOAT HARBOUR & THE MILL

One of Canada’s worst cases of environmental racism. Declare your support for the closure of Boat Harbour on schedule at https://www.friendsofthenorthumberlandstrait.ca/ Please share this film with friends and family BOAT HARBOUR Accessible only through the woods / gated road. I was taken on a guided tour to see where the mill discharges their pulp waste.

 

 

Pictou County’s Boat Harbour from 1988 documented by CBC’s, Fifth Estate

The scary part is nothing has changed.

 

 

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Ellen Page steps up attack on Nova Scotia pulp mill’s effluent pipeline | CBC News

Hollywood actor Ellen Page is doubling down on her criticism of a Nova Scotia pulp mill that wants to build an effluent pipeline into the ocean. In a tweet this morning, the Halifax-born movie star said the provincial government must stop its “corporate welfare” for Northern Pulp, which Page said is “literally destroying the province.”

 

Ellen Page steps up attack on Nova Scotia pulp mill’s effluent pipeline

HALIFAX — Hollywood actor Ellen Page is doubling down on her criticism of a Nova Scotia pulp mill, rallying her 1.4 million Twitter followers against its plan to build an effluent pipeline into the ocean. “Nova Scotia government MUST stop its corporate welfare for company that is literally destroying the province,” the Halifax-born movie star tweeted Monday about the Northern Pulp mill.

 

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N.S. pulp mill takes legal action against fishermen’s blockade of survey work

HALIFAX — The Northern Pulp mill is taking legal action after fishermen blocked survey boats hired to examine a route for a contentious undersea effluent pipeline. Kathy Cloutier, a spokeswoman for Northern Pulp’s parent company Paper Excellence Canada, said the mill has initiated action seeking an interim injunction to prevent blockades or obstructions of the survey work in the Northumberland Strait.

 

Northern Pulp Mill sues fishermen

Northern Pulp Mill is suing seven named and various other unnamed fishermen who the company says have blockaded survey boats from conducting the surveys necessary to route a pipe from the mill into the Northumberland Strait.Named as defendants are Edwin Donald Shaw, Allan Francis MacCarthy, Ch

 

Containing Northern Pulp’s mess

The numbers are staggering.Over the past 51 years, the bleached kraft pulp mill on Abercrombie Point in Pictou County has piped about 1.25 trillion litres of toxic effluent into Boat Harbour.[1] That’s enough to fill about half a million Olympic-size swimmi

 

 

 

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