This morning, the Council of Canadians sent a letter to Nova Scotia Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau, requesting that Nova Scotia Environment (NSE) terminate Colchester’s approval for Atlantic Industrial Services (AIS) to discharge fracking wastewater into the Debert sewage system in order to protect the drinking water, public health and the surrounding ecosystem of the County.
According to Colchester County’s approval of AIS’ request, the “approval is subject to review and can be amended or terminated at any time if... directed to do so by NSE...”
There are a number of concerns with the approval from Colchester County, including:
- Health and safety concerns with fracking and fracking waste
- The approval violates the Environment Act
- Transparency and right to information
- Duty to consult with Indigenous communities
Take action! Send a letter demanding that the N.S. Government disallow the releasing of toxic waste into the Debert sewage system and on to the Chiganois River, Cobequid Bay and the Bay of Fundy.