REA is collecting locally-relevant information on obtaining and using energy more responsibly, including resources from local Antigonish groups.
- The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples–UNDRIP (2008) includes the mandate for free, prior, informed consent of Indigenous people before resource extraction can occur.
- Silver Donald Cameron’s Green Interview and Green Rights websites.
- The David Suzuki Foundation’s Canadian Bluedot website
Regional and Nova Scotia
- Official page for updates and events for Treaty Truckhouse Against Alton Gas.
- The Coast article about the lack of consultation and consent, and flawed science in the proposed Alton NG underground storage project, and the opposition to the project by Sipekne’katik and Millbrook First Nations, the Striped Bass Association, the Shubenacadie River Commercial Fishermen’s Association and the Ecology Action Centre.
- Sipekne’katik First Nation’s Notice of Appeal following NS decision to approve Alton NG storage project.
- Support letter from Millbrook First Nation in the case.
- Rabble.ca article by Brent Patterson of Council of Canadians on Indigenous opposition to Energy East pipeline.
- Online Petition from Change.org opposing NS use of Biomass for energy, with interesting local comments.
Nova Scotia Government and provincial NGOs
- Clean Foundation– Drive Wiser Program
- Clean Foundation/ Efficiency One–Homewarming program
- Ecology Action Centre–Energy team and articles on the pricing and future of electricity.
- Antigonish Community Energy (ACE)’s resource page includes information examining forest biomass, NS communities’ energy plans and more.
- ACE Co-op’s resource page includes local media and online information about solar energy.
- Antigonish Climate Resilience (ACR)’s video “Listening to Our Neighbours” on climate change in Antigonish
- ACR’s comprehensive resource page on renewable energy, policy, public health, shorelines, integrated community sustainability plans, climate change action plans, and more.
- Sustainable Antigonish’s list of links to a wide range of sources on all four pillars of sustainability including the environment.
During our research phase on fracking, we collected a wealth of information, including these locally-relevant sources that we feel are reliable, informative, and not too technical.
- The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples –UNDRIP (2008)
Nova Scotia Government
Responsible Energy Action
- Responsible Energy Action Issue Paper, January 2012
- Hydraulic Fracturing and Transportation, September 2012
- Hydraulic Fracturing and Municipalities, April 2013
- Submission to the Wheeler Review, April 2014
- Frequently Asked Questions about Shale Gas in Nova Scotia, prepared by Jennifer West
- NOFRAC Issue Paper, March 2012
- Out of Control: Nova Scotia’s Experience with Fracking for Shale Gas, April 2013
- Out of Control — 6-page Summary, April 2013
Fracking Bans and Moratoria:
More and more jurisdictions are enacting bans or moratoria on fracking. Here is a sampling from the last couple of years:
- Quebec– “de facto” moratorium during a 2.5 year independent review (March 2011)
- France– country-wide ban on fracking (July 2011)
- Northern Ireland– 5-year moratorium (December 2011)
- Counties Donegal,Sligo, Clare and Roscommon,Ireland– bans on fracking (December 2011-January 2012)
- Bulgaria– country-wide ban on fracking (January 2012)
- New Jersey– 1 year ban (January 2012), renewed February 2013.
- New York State — numerous jurisdictions — click on link for excellent map! (August 2011)
- Inverness County, Nova Scotia – Municipal council passed a by-law banning hydraulic fracturing (May 2013)
- Nova Scotia – Petroleum Resources Act (2014) prohibits hydraulic fracturing except for research or testing purposes.