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

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

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

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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

OIL: Introducing the Bay of Fundy “Gatekeeper”

Energy East pipeline gatekeeper Irving Oil Ltd has logged 19 ‘environmental emergencies’ since 2012, documents show Posted On April 22nd By :EnergyNow Media A company pivotal to Canada’s most ambitious oil pipeline project has a mixed environmental record of spills … Continue reading

OIL: When there is an oil spill in the Bay of Fundy … you can expect this.

Five Years After The BP Oil Spill, Gulf Coast Residents Say “BP Hasn’t Made Things Right” By Julie Dermansky • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – 21:31 If you ask Dean Blanchard, the largest shrimp buyer and wholesaler in the region … Continue reading

ENERGY: More oil shipments to pass through Fundy waters?

For decades, the United States has bemoaned its dependence on oil imports. But now, the world’s biggest oil consumer is looking at seaborne oil exports of its own. Royal Dutch Shell PLC is among the companies that have applied to … Continue reading

OIL SPILLS: Rumour on the street is Corexit is being stockpiled in Saint John.

While the rest of the world seems, after the Gulf spill, to be getting the idea about dispersants, there is a persistent rumour that Corexit is being stockpiled in Saint John, New Brunswick in case of a Bay of Fundy … Continue reading

ENERGY: So why are we rushing to Hell?

I’m working on a piece about my life journey in Eden and how it is now my belief that we are on a path to creating a total living Hell. In the process of preparing this, I can across a … Continue reading

ENERGY: Mainers Worry about Big Oil and Old Pipes.

Photo from Facebook post.  This is what a burst pipeline looks like. Enbridge‘s in Michigan. This hole spilled 4 million litres of oil into the Kalamzoo river. Mainers are concerned that this might happen in Maine as Enbridge moves to bring … Continue reading