Canada: Don’t Abandon Your Lakes to Big Oil!

I got this email to share about how the Canadian Parliament recently slashed crucial protections to rivers, streams, and lakes running through First Nations territories:

 

Dear Eldy,

This month, Parliament has shown where its loyalties lie. It’s not interested in protecting our environment — instead, it’s exposing it to Big Oil.

Parliament has slashed crucial protections to rivers, lakes and streams running through the territories of hundreds of thousands of First Nations people. Now, the same lakes that tribes fish from will be even more vulnerable to Big Oil and devastating industrial projects.

Canada claims this environmental step backward will stimulate progress and growth. But in reality, it allows Canada’s government to absolve its responsibility to culturally significant waterways that, without federal protection, will be easy bait for oil rigs.

To add insult to injury, Parliament did this without even consulting Aboriginal communities. People have the right to take a stand on behalf of the land they call home, but MPs are denying locals even that much.

Canada has an obligation to protect all of its people and environment. If you agree, then tell Parliament: don’t choose Big Oil over the health of your lakes!

Thank you for taking action,

Kathleen J.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

 

Of course I popped right over to the take action page to voice my position on this grave potentially devastating environmental issue.  Join in, have your say too.

Today’s “stone” is  Day  362   keep up the pressure, voices make a difference

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