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We must say NO to Bay du Nord!

A threat to biodiversity and climate

The campaign

Bay du Nord is an offshore oil development mega-project, which would be located off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Owned by the Norwegian company Equinor, the project received federal government approval in April 2022, despite its horrendous impacts on the climate and biodiversity.

Fortunately, all is not lost! We’ve seen that these types of projects can be stopped. In 2020, Equinor decided to shelve an oil project it had been planning in Australia, because of strong grassroots mobilization against it.

We must continue to put pressure on the federal government to reverse its decision and get Equinor to abandon the Bay du Nord project.

Did you know:

  • There’s a 16% chance that an extremely large oil spill would occur with the Bay du Nord project;

  • If a spill were to occur, Equinor estimates that it would take anywhere from 18 to 36 days to cap one of the site's wells and up to 115 days to install a relief well;

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada "did not have sufficient information to conduct an ecosystem assessment of the impact study provided by Equinor”;

  • Offshore oil and gas activities in the Atlantic provinces pose a significant threat to marine ecosystems;

  • The Bay du Nord project is expected to produce 300 million to 1 billion barrels of oil.

Take action

The federal government claims to want to protect biodiversity, but it has approved Equinor's Bay du Nord drilling project, with a 16% spill risk which could damage marine habitat.

  1. Step 1

    Send the proposed email to the federal government

Webinar

As part of COP15, Sierra Club Canada, Équiterre and the Council of Canadians held this conference to hear various speakers from international NGOs discuss the risks to marine ecosystems from Equinor's oil projects and how , by various means, we can prevent these from seeing the light of day.

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