Nova Scotia Coalition for Climate Action

The Nova Scotia Coalition for Climate Action formed to coordinate organizations focused on creating just solutions to climate action through provincial and national initiatives. The NSCCA is made up of environmental, faith-based, social justice, and education organizations as well as concerned individuals.

Key activities Sierra Club has engaged in with the NSCCA include:

  • coordinating annual Day of Climate Action activities for Nova Scotia;
  • hosting expert panels on topics ranging from UN climate negotiations to impacts of tar sands on downstream communities; and
  • encouraging local leaders to support Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act.

For more details on the Nova Scotia Coalition for Climate Action, please go here or contact Gretchen Fitzgerald at (902) 444-3113 or

Municipality of Colchester holds public hearings on fracking waste water

There are warnings the tidal bore in the Bay of Fundy will light up by itself if a plan to dump more than four-million litres of fracking waste water into the ocean goes ahead.

The water, which has some level of naturally occurring radiation in it, is in a holding tank right now, but Atlantic Industrial Services plans to dump that water into the Debert sewer system if it can get approval.

The district manager for the provincial environment department’s Truro office has given the dump the thumbs up, but nothing is official until the Municipality of Colchester says so.

The municipality is holding public hearings on the topic tonight and tomorrow.

There are concerns fracking companies don’t reveal all the chemicals used in their “special sauce” recipe that they use to get the gas out of the ground.... Read more »

New National Sierra Club President in Halifax on Heels of Protests in Washington

February 19, 2013

Howie Chong is the new National President of the Sierra Club Canada, and he is in Halifax this week to meet supporters, and to get input and ideas about organization priorities and direction.


He is here to introduce himself to members of the Sierra Club Atlantic, based in Halifax, and to encourage involvement and participation on important regional and national issues including: oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, opposition to fracking, and promoting renewable energy.

 ... Read more »

Donkin Coal Mine Community Forum

Come Share Your Concerns, Tell Us Your Values, and Give Recommendations

As part of the environmental assessment for the Donkin Coal Mine, Sierra Club Atlantic invites community members to join us in gathering information about local community values, features in the region that could be impacted by the project, and their recommendations regarding the project.

This information will be used as part of our submission to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency regarding the project, and will be used by regulators to reduce or eliminate environmental impacts of the project.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 29th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm,

WHERE: Port Morien Fire Hall, Port Morien, Nova Scotia

WHY: To gather local information about concerns & possible impacts as a part of the environmental assessment of the Donkin Coal Mine.... Read more »

Atlantic Canada Must Unite on Energy, Show National Leadership

July 27, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                                                                               
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Sierra Club Atlantic Petition to Ban Fracking to be Presented to NS Legislature


On Thursday, April 5th, at approximately 9 am NDP MLA Gary Burrill will present Sierra Club Canada-Atlantic Chapter’s petition calling for a legislated ban on hydraulic fracturing to the Nova Scotia Legislature.


The petition garnered over 2500 signatures  collected in a couple of months and hundreds of these signatures were collected by High School student Chris Dufour.

 ... Read more »


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