Growing Concerns Over Proposed Scotian Shelf Petroleum Exploration
Approval is pending on two offshore petroleum projects on the Scotian Shelf off the coast of Nova Scotia.
BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP) wants to conduct a deep-water drilling exploration project in the Scotian Basin that could see as many as seven wells drilled in waters 230 to 370 kilometres off the southeast coast, along the Scotian Shelf between 2018 and 2022 (exploration licences 2431, 2432, 2433 and 2434).
Statoil Canada Ltd. is seeking the approval of 3D seismic survey exploration ...
Clean Ocean Group Wants Municipalities to Oppose Exploration in Key Fishing Areas
Municipal councillors in many Nova Scotia coastal communities are facing financial difficulties due to the lack of economic diversification and an aging population.
Now local governments are being asked to pressure both the federal and provincial government to permanently remove Sites 3 and 4 from any future Canada Nova Scotia Petroleum Board (C-NSOPB) oil and gas exploratory lease site auctions.
The demand is being made by the Clean Ocean Action Committee (COAC), an amalgam of harvester ...
Mega Projects May Not Be the Only Way to Go
Pictured above: Location of Ann's Bank off Cape Breton
Every coastal community in Atlantic Canada has seen the brain and brawn drain of our younger generation in the past decade or so, brought on by the lack of economic opportunities down here compared to the streets of gold in the Alberta oil patch.
How things have changed.
We now have an exodus of our young people returning to the fatherland due to the collapse of the oil and gas industry — due in large part to the actions of ...
Area Resident Concerned About Proposed Shelburne Basin Drilling
A major oil spill in the Shelburne Basin could be so disastrous for the residents of Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, that a NORIGS-type of committee is being suggested to act as an intervener before the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NSOPB).
John Davis made this proposal in an open letter to a local weekly newspaper addressed to the residents of the county a few days before Christmas.
Davis is no stranger to the area, having been a leading director of NORIGS, a fishplant ...