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.
  • The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change reports on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.


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.
  • article by Brent Patterson of Council of Canadians on Indigenous opposition to Energy East pipeline.

Nova Scotia Government and provincial NGOs


  • Antigonish Climate Resilience (ACR)’s video “Listening to Our Neighbours” on climate change in Antigonish
  • 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 hydraulic fracturing, 2011-2014, we collected a wealth of information, including these locally-relevant sources that we feel are reliable, informative, and not too technical.


Nova Scotia Government

Responsible Energy Action

NOFRAC Coalition

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:

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