Gulf of St Lawrence, Offshore Oil Consultation, 2010-2014

On June 10, 2014, the St. Lawrence Coalition released its Gulf 101 report. It is available below.

On June 9, 2014, Fishermen, environmentalists, First Nations, and others kicked off International Oceans’ Week with a demand to the federal, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick and Quebec governments to immediately place a moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration and development in the entire Gulf of St. Lawrence. They followed up with a call for an independent Gulf-wide review panel with thorough public consultations on whether offshore oil and gas activities should ever be allowed to proceed in the Gulf.

In 2014, all municipalities in Prince Edward Island were provided information by PEI SOSS in the form of a Resolution on Oil and Gas Exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence . The proposed resolution provided two options for municipalities: Moratorium until Review/Public Consultation Occurs and Moratorium Leading to Ban. Seven municipalities passed resolution for ban/moratorium on oil & gas exploration in gulf of St. Lawrence. This Resolution is below.

In November 2013, the Sierra Club Atlantic held a contest entitled "Gulf Garland" in which they collected stories and videos of people who had experienced the Gulf and wanted to see it protected in order to dissuade the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board from drilling.

In 2010, ENGOs wrote the Gulf of St. Lawrence Regulatory Regime letter (below) outlining concerns about proposed offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

In February 2012, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board Western Newfoundland and Labrador released an updated Offshore Area Strategic Environmental Assessment plan.
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