Here’s the latest from CPAWS to share:
Dear Eldy,Today is a historic day. In the Yukon Supreme Court, Thomas R. Berger, O.C., Q.C., representing the First Nations of Na Cho Nyak Dun, Tr’ondëkHwëch’in, CPAWS and the Yukon Conservation Society will rise to open a case against the Yukon government.What’s at stake? The majestic Peel River Watershed‘s future – a spectacular Canadian northern wilderness ranging over 67,400 km2.
This legal action is a last resort. But when the Yukon Government turned the recommendations of its own appointed commission on its head, after seven years of research and consultation, and opened up over 71% of this spectacular wilderness area to industry and roads, we had to act. We will be asking the court to uphold the Peel Planning Commission’s Final Recommended Plan which protects 80% of the Peel.If you’ve ever paddled the Wind, the Snake or the Bonnet Plume, you know how extraordinary the Peel wilderness is. If you haven’t, and if we win this case, you, your children and theirs to come may one day experience the majesty of the area in the same way that people have for millenia – intact and majestic!Stay informed:Peel Trial Blog: Starting tonight, listen to daily audio podcasts about the events inside and outside the courtroom, including interviews with participants and coverage of associated public events and photosCPAWS Yukon News Release: Yukon First Nations and environmental groups go to court to protect the Peel River WatershedThe Globe and Mail Article: Thomas Berger’s latest fight: Keeping the Yukon wilderness wildAnd there is one more very important thing you can do. If you haven’t already, please consider donating to support the legal case. We’re well over halfway to our fundraising goal of $100,000. Your gift today will help us to get closer.
Today, we will begin to make legal history. You can help make it happen.
Please donate now!
Thank you for helping us to protect Canada’s amazing northern wilderness,
Gill CracknellExecutive DirectorCPAWS, Yukon Chapter