PRESS RELEASE: Alton Gas brine release six times above what is considered deleterious to fish

For Immediate Release ALTON GAS BRINE RELEASE SIX TIMES ABOVE WHAT IS CONSIDERED DELETERIOUS TO FISH Newly released information further calls Industrial Approval into question [Sipekne’katik District]– In recently released documents accessed through Access to Information and Freedom of Information legislation, Water Protectors have learned that Alton Gas’ current plan to release high concentration brine…

Sipekne’katik makes strong case to UARB on Alton Gas consultation issues

from NS Advocate by Robert Devet As we reported earlier, the Nova Scotia Utilities and Review Board (NS-UARB) is deciding whether to extend a construction permit for the Alton Gas underground storage caverns to 2023. One of the issues the Board is pondering is consultation with Mi’kmaq treaty holders, including Sipekne’katik. Alton Gas has argued that…

Alton Gas criminalizing grassroots Mi’kmaq water protectors

For immediate release February 12 2018 Alton Gas criminalizing grassroots Mi’kmaq water protectors Efforts to protect treaty rights and water result met with aggression and threats of legal action Sipekne’katik/Fort Ellis — Alton Gas has posted signs outside the Treaty Camp at the Shubenacadie River naming water protectors on site as trespassers and criminals. Grassroots…

Alton pipeline could pass through proposed protection area

Originally published in the Chronicle Herald by Frank Campbell, published November 29 2017 This Stewiacke River area is on the list of potential new protected areas, but is not a designated wilderness area yet. (NOVA SCOTIA DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENT) A parcel of land in southwestern Colchester County is a wilderness protection area in waiting. But…

FUNDRAISER: Strawbale House at the Treaty Camp

“We do it for the water” Mi’kmaq water protectors and allies are building a strawbale house at the front gates of the Alton Gas site, and could use some financial support. The work site is located on the banks of the Shubenacadie river, where Alton wants to dump salt brine equivalent to 3170 tons of hard…

No Green Light for Alton Gas

As the construction season is beginning and Alton Gas workers have been appearing on site again, there has been a lot of talk about the company’s permits. A number of permits and permissions have been granted, but a number of conditions of the project have yet to be met. People have been fighting Alton Gas…