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“If enough of us raise our voices, we can stop this madness and save the Gulf of St. Lawrence from a monster spill like we just witnessed in the Gulf of Mexico.”
Mary Gorman of Merigomish, a member of Save Our Seas and Shores Coalition
The people of Atlantic Canada are working together to prevent an offshore drilling disaster from happening in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Help them to halt development that could destroy severely damage Canadian coastlines in the event of an oil spill.
Thank you for your support!
The Gulf of St. Lawrence contains a variety of ecologically precious habitats, and is home to over 2000 marine species. The Gulf shoreline covers the coasts of five provinces; but many provincial offshore oil and gas regulators act like their “piece” of the Gulf has no connection with the others.
The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board allowed seismic testing at an oil lease in the middle of the Gulf - known as "Old Harry" - in October 2010. Our concern is that if they were to go ahead with drilling in this location and an oil spill was to occur (similar to the Gulf of Mexico spill) it would damage the entire Gulf of St. Lawrence.
We continue to strive to protect this area from drilling.
With your support, we plan to show the people of Atlantic Canada (such as Aboriginal Peoples, fishermen and coastal residents) the risks of development in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, focusing on the potential for environmental damage. We will bring groups of people together to talk about the messages they want to send to decision makers about Gulf Oil development, and how they can become involved. We want people affected by development to have their voices heard.
Your support can now go towards providing two workshops in each of the Atlantic Provinces for various stakeholders to both educate and engage them on the topic of Oil and Gas development in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Learn more here.
Thank you for helping to keep Canada's coastline free from drilling and devastating oil spills.
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