Sable Offshore natural gas is promoted as 'clean energy', yet it is still
a fossil fuel, expendable, non-renewable, and definitely not 'green'.
Among its detractors are the Green Party of Maine, inshore fishers, and
a group formed specifically to raise opposition.
Green Party of Maine
According to the Maine Greens, the Sable Offshore Energy Project has been
the 'focus of a corporate hard sell to the citizens and regulatory agencies
of Nova Scotia [and the New England states] for much of the past decade.
and Environmental Health Assoc.
In its "Review of Alternatives to and Within the Proposed Sable Gas Project
From the Perspective of Environmentally Induced Illness/Chemical Sensitivity,
Asthma and Allergy" the AEHA proposes a long term strategy that includes
a 'carbon tax' on all money generated from the sale of fossil fuels.
A seaman's life depends on a tight watch on the weather at sea. On Sable
Island, the 'graveyard of the Atlantic', knowing when a swell will come
up is vital.
the Weather Out There?
Current temperature, windchill factor, wind, sunrise and moonset. You'll
find whatever you need to know about today's weather on Sable Island,
Nova Scotia here, from the Weather Underground.
This Nova Scotia organization boycotted the Joint Public Review Panel
but represents 'a widespread opposition on the level that [the pipeline]
is a sell-out of Canadian interests to a handful of multi-national energy
Sable Island - A
First Hand Account
Brenda Keddy works as an "Offshore Safety Adviser" onboard the jack-up
oil rig "Rowan Gorilla III" which is currently on location near the Panuke
Platform in the Sable Island area. Brenda says that Sable has been called
the world's fastest moving island.
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