Line 5 has already spilled over a million gallons of oil since it started operating in 1953. Our Great Lakes are in danger every second it continues to operate. This is why Governor Whitmer ordered the shutdown of Line 5 in 2021.

Instead of complying with Governor Whitmer’s shut down order, the Canadian company, Enbirdge, that runs Line 5 wants to keep their oil flowing by building a tunnel under the Great Lakes. They need a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to keep sending millions of gallons of oil through the heart of our Great Lakes.

Join The Sierra Club Foundation Canada on Sept. 1st for a virtual public hearing and tell the Army Corps of Engineers that the shut down order must be enforced; that there must be no oil tunnel.

The Sierra Club Michigan have been fighting Line 5 for years and won a shut down order as a result. Canadians are invited to help them enforce it and stop the tunnel. They need hundreds of people to join the virtual hearing on Sept. 1st and it is vital that Canadians stand up to this project too.

You can also send in a written response to the Army Corps of Engineers here.

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick, New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance and Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick are asking all N.B citizens to help spread and amplify their message to the provincial government to be honest about the costs, timelines, and environmental/health risks associated with converting Repsol’s Saint John LNG plant and ending the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

Read their full statement here.

Learn more about this issue here.

If you would like to add your name to their joint statement Click here

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Since 2019, New Brunswick has begun the largest increase in land protection in the province’s
history, promising to protect 10% of New Brunswick’s public land.

This month the government of New Brunswick announced almost 100,000 ha of new protected
areas. This is another step towards reaching their 10% goal. CPAWS NB is continuing to
encourage the government to fulfill their promise and prioritize both nature protection, and a
commitment to collaboration with Indigenous Nations to set out a path for future conservation

Click here to send a letter to thank the government for taking this step and encourage them to
keep the momentum going!

CRED-NB launched our campaign today to secure a federal impact assessment for the SMRs planned for Point Lepreau on the Bay of Fundy!

The media release is below.

Their action tool launched with the Ontario Clean Air Alliance is HERE, to send a support letter to federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault.

Please use the action tool to show your support, and share this widely in your networks! More links:

Info page on the CRED-NB site, HERE.

Direct link to our formal request to Minister Guilbeault, HERE. (pdf)

CRED-NB Facebook site HERE.

You can make a difference now. Join and take action in the fight against biodiversity loss and climate change by protecting Canada’s natural spaces.

Canada has committed to protect at least 30% of its land and ocean by 2030, with a milestone goal of protecting 25% by 2025. Seeing these protection commitments through, and connecting protected areas, will benefit wildlife and people and make natural spaces and communities more resilient to climate change.

Supporting Indigenous-led conservation is vital for achieving these goals and contributing to reconciliation in Canada.

We can’t wait. We know what is at stake – and we have a path forward. We’re inviting you to join the movement and urge all governments to take action for the future you want.

Click here to join

Climate change threatens communities and ecosystems. Which means humans are not the only ones that need to adapt to climate change. Non-human species also need a chance to survive these changes.

At the end of May, the federal government launched public consultations on its first ever National Adaptation Strategy, which will be released in the fall. They are asking the public to give their ideas and feedback on the discussion paper. Strategies like this are not created often, so we need to speak up now to ensure that the federal government gets it right. In order to do so, Nature Canada has authored a letter to Minister Guilbeault outlining our recommendations. We hope many to other environmental organizations will join our call to put nature at the centre of the government's adaptation plan.

This letter calls for the government to include three key commitments in the National Adaptation Strategy to ensure that it will protect and restore ecosystems that are critical to stemming climate change and biodiversity loss.

If you’d like to do more, you can add your ideas and feedback directly to the government portal for public consultation. Keep your eyes out as we will be sending around a consultation primer in the near future that can help you to submit your feedback to this portal in line with Nature Canada’s recommendations.

Thank you all for the work that you do, we hope that you will join us in ensuring nature is at the center of Canada’s climate adaptation plan.

If you would like to add your organization to Nature Canada's letter, click here or contact naturebasedsolutions@naturecanada.ca
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