We Say No – Joint Statement

K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) — The panel reviewing hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia has completed its community information sessions across the province. Dr. Wheeler has been clear that much is still unknown about the risks and benefits to Nova Scotians.

During this review, the Native Council of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association have announced their official opposition to fracking.

Given that:

•    All three political parties have stated that the existing moratorium will remain until fracking is proven to be safe;

•    The panel has not proven that there is common understanding of the full extent of risks associated with fracking;

•    The panel has not proven that fracking can be done safely at this point in time; and that

•     Members of the aboriginal community have indicated that they do not give their consent for hydraulic fracturing.

We, the undersigned organizations, call for a legislated moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia for at least ten years.

We also recognize Indigenous title rights as upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada, and that a moratorium on fracking must remain in place until the Mi’kmaq community gives its consent.


If your organization would like to endorse this statement, contact:

Jennifer West, Geoscience Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre

442-5046, 471-3301 (cell), groundwater@ecologyaction.ca

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Faith Groups

The Adult Study Group at the Central United Church – Lunenburg

Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and PEI

Dorje Denma Ling

Environmental Working Group, Church in Action Committee, Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada

KAIROS Atlantic

KAIROS Halifax


Greens of Haligonia

Hants Federation of Agriculture

JustUs! Coffee Roasters Cooperative

No Farms No Food

Businesses/Business Associations

Cape Breton Blacksmiths Association

Firehouse Ironworks Ltd.

The Wooden Monkey

Local Source Market


Climate/Social Justice Organizations


Canadian Youth Climate Coalition

Council of Canadians

Council of Canadians – Inverness Chapter

Council of Canadians – North Shore Chapter

Council of Canadians – South Shore Chapter

Divest Dalhousie

Halifax Environmental Justice Collective

Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group

Solidarity Halifax

Environmental Organizations

Citizen Action to Protect the Environment

Eastern Shore Forest Watch

East Hants Fracking Opposition Group

Ecology Action Centre

Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia

Friends of Redtail Society

Genuine Progress Index Atlantic

Parrsboro Shore Anti-Fracking Group

Public Service Alliance of Canada

Responsible Energy Action

Sensible Energy for the North Shore

Sierra Club Atlantic

Labour Organizations

South Shore & District Labour Council

Student/Education Organizations

Canadian Federation of Students – Nova Scotia

Canadians for a Safe Learning Environment

Health Organizations

Nova Scotia Citizens Health Care Network

Women’s Groups

Second Story Women’s Centre

Stella Maris Catholic Women’s League

Community Groups

North Shore Players

Tatamagouche Centre

Wolfville and Area Newcomers’ Club







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