TOUR: Nova Scotia Offshore Drilling, Worth the Risk?
March 20, 2018 to March 22, 2018
Protect communities, fisheries, tourism and climate from Big Oil
BP, the same company responsible for the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon disaster that spilled 4.9 million barrels of oil, has been approved to drill up to seven exploratory wells off the coast of Nova Scotia as early as this spring (2018).
March 20 to 22, the Council of Canadians is hosting a series of public events exposing the risks of offshore drilling Nova Scotian waters. Antonia Juhasz, investigative journalist, energy analyst and author of Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill will speak to the causes and consequences of the largest offshore drilling oil spill in world history. Colin Sproul, fifth generation lobster fisherman and spokesperson for the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen's Association will address the threat drilling and a spill presents to good jobs in fisheries. There will be updates on the status of BP's application, ongoing work led by local groups, the potential impacts on our climate, and ways people can get involved.
Town Hall Tour Stops:
Halifax, March 20
Shelburne, March 21
Lunenburg, March 22
See schedule for time and locations.
Time: Tues March 20, 19:00 - Thur March 22, 21:30
Location: Halifax, Shelburne, Lunenburg, NS
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