VICTORY: The Remarkable Story of How Citizens Halted LNG Development in Passamaquoddy Bay

THE STORY Twelve years ago, LNG imports were all the rage for developers …  several of whom set up their offices along the Passamaquoddy Bay Maine shore for the express purpose of establishing import facilities there. This area has the … Continue reading

ISSUES: Another Japanese tsunami and wishful thinking at Point Lepreau.

Following a major earthquake, a 15-metre tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling of three Fukushima Daiichi reactors, causing a nuclear accident on 11 March 2011. All three cores largely melted in the first three days. There has been little … Continue reading

ISSUES: Oil that doesn’t float: Tar sands oil shipped through Gulf of Maine poses threat

Many folks around the Bay of Fundy have been concerned about the impacts of the energy East Pipe Line. This is such an important issue, that we are presenting this entire article here. We beg forgiveness from Maine’s ISLAND iNSTITUTE. … Continue reading

POINT LEPREAU NUCLEAR: Tritium output

I’m trying to find the source of this, and will add it later. In the meantime this gives a summary of tritium releases into the air and water at Point Lepreau from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. … Continue reading

POINT LEPREAU NUCLEAR: If you are living on the coast of Fundy in NB, NS or Maine it’s time to put this in perspective.

These Google map images show your proximity to Point Lepreau. If you are following the disaster in Fukushima, Point Lepreau’s operational ups-and-downs, and the failure of nuclear plants around the globe, you will know that the odds of a major … Continue reading

ISSUES: History shows we won’t stop Superport Fundy. So can we change history?

Once more, announcements are being made about the new oil pipelines, oil and gas infrastructure in Saint John, and the increased traffic and risks to the Bay of Fundy. Predictably, the environmentalists have begun their efforts to oppose these developments. But, frankly, … Continue reading

LNG: The legal approach to protecting the Quoddy area through testimony

There have been almost a half dozen proposals to build LNG terminals in the Quoddy Area. Each of these has required people who truly know and understand this ecosystem to attempt to demonstrate the true value of this area and the … Continue reading

ISSUES: Energy East will double oil tanker traffic in the Bay of Fundy, up to 281 a year

Energy East Is Anything But Canadian Oil For Canadians http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/the-council-of-canadians/energy-east-pipeline_b_9158434.html?fb_action_ids=10154407022850016&fb_action_types=og.likes Posted: 02/04/2016 11:49 am EST Updated: 02/04/2016 11:59 am EST By Andrea Harden-Donahue When TransCanada first announced its 4400km Energy East pipeline project from Alberta to Saint John, the spin … Continue reading

WILL CANADA FOLLOW SUIT? NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

  To the attention of The Honorable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard In a press release dated January 26, 2016, NOAA has expanded its Right Whale “critical habitat” from 2,925 nm2 to 21,334 nm2. This … Continue reading

OPINION: Potash Mine Closure Could Save Inner Bay of Fundy Salmon. Wanna Bet?

The economic impacts of the mine closure in Sussex are huge and at the outset I want to stress that this article does not, in anyway, diminish those impacts. That said, sometimes there are positive results that aren’t readily apparent. As a … Continue reading

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OFFSHORE DRILLING: 9 more offshore exploration leases now up for grabs

Beyond Shell and BP: 9 more offshore exploration leases now up for grabs by JOHN DAVIS ON BEHALF OF CLEAN OCEAN ACTION COMMITTEE Exploration parcels 1 – 4 straddle Georges and Browns Bank, areas that are key to Nova Scotia’s … Continue reading

LNG: DELNG submits new report describing proposed export terminal in Passamaquoddy Bay

In spite of the opposition to this project and the clear statement from the Canadian government that LNG tankers will not be allowed passage through Head Harbour Passage, DELNG continues to pursue the construction of a LNG terminal at Robbinston, … Continue reading