Sierra Club Canada Foundation and East Coast Environmental Law are hosting a panel discussion on the case to stop the Digby Quarry and implications of trade agreements on our ability to protect the environment.
Last year, Sierra Club Canada Foundation and East Coast Environmental Law joined the legal battle to stop Bilcon from collecting $100 million from the Canadian government because a NAFTA Tribunal found that the US company had been treated unfairly in their efforts to start a quarry on Digby Neck. This case - which brings environmental assessment and our ability to stop environmentally destructive projects into question - is now making its slow way through the courts.
Meanwhile, US President Trump has pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and opened up NAFTA for re-negotiation, and Canada has begun consulting with Canadians on a new deal. Our panel will discuss the original and implications of the battle to stop the Digby Quarry, and offer expertise on opportunities for positive reform in the context of NAFTA re-negotiations.
- Ben Beachy - Senior Policy Advisor for the Sierra Club US Responsible Trade Program
- Janet Eaton - Trade Policy Advisor, Sierra Club Canada Foundation
- Lisa Mitchell - Executive Director, East Coast Environmental Law
Interviews with speakers available upon request. The discussion is part of lead up to SCCF’s Responsible Trade Summit in Ottawa, ON, June 23.
Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Program Director, Sierra Club Canada Foundation
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Lisa Mitchell, Executive Director, East Coast Environmental Law
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