Sable Island under threat from offshore oil drilling

Sable Island under threat from offshore oil drilling
An aerial view of Sable Island, NS.Wikimedia Commons

Editor, The Harper government has given Shell, a company notorious for their poor environmental record, permission to drill off the Nova Scotia coast, near fishing grounds and the Sable Island National Park Reserve. Shell would be unable to cap a blowout for three weeks.

They have emergency equipment located in Norway and South Africa. The final decision is with the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, where the Conservative government has appointed a long-term Shell employee. This places the coast and beyond at risk. Stop this corporate cronyism and reject the application.

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Beverly Tupper
Fort Fitzgerald, AB

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