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Environmental group rejects takeover of Experimental Lakes

A Thunder Bay city councillor wants environmental groups to take over the Experimental Lakes Area — but one of the groups he's named is throwing cold water on the idea.

Federal government support for the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario is set to expire by the end of the month and there's been no announcement of any deal for another operator to take over the project.

Thunder Bay councillor Larry Hebert said it's time for groups such as Greenpeace or the Sierra Club to get involved.

“Why haven't they come to the fore? It is important, and I don't disagree with that, but if it's that important let them … put their money where their mouth is,” he said.

The executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada said it's not a significant cost for the federal government to keep the ELA open. However John Bennett said his group’s budget could not support it.... Read more »

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Sickness being attributed to wind turbines is more likely to have been caused by people getting alarmed at the health warnings circulated by activists, an Australian study has found.... Read more »

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ACTION ALERT: Stand in Solidarity with the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation as they serve Shell Canada

2011-10-20
Action Deadline: 
Wed, 2011-11-30 02:00

CALGARY - Tomorrow morning join Sierra Club Prairie, Greenpeace and Keepers of the Athabasca as they stand with the Chief and Council of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) while they present Shell executives  with a "gift" regarding unmet agreements made between Shell and the First Nation regarding existing tar sands projects within ACFN traditional territory and Canada’s pristine Athabasca, A UNESCO heritage site.

These agreements were meant to ensure Shell would provide measures to lessen impact of these mines on ACFN, including agreements to address environmental issues and mitigation.  Shell failure to meet these agreements with ACFN has led to harmful impacts on the environment and ACFN’s constitutionally protected rights and culture. Shell is also proposing to massively expand one of these existing projects, and also has plans for a completely new project in an area that is very important to ACFN’s traditional way of life. 

Come Join ACFN as they rally outside of Shell headquarter and deliver Shell their gift!

Wednesday November 30, 2011 - 9:30 am

Serving of Papers

Shell Canada Corporate headquarters

400 4 AVE SW,

Calgary, AB

 

FOLLOWED BY A PRESS CONFERENCE WHERE THE CHIEF AND ALLIES TAKE QUESTIONS

10:30 am Press Conference

Press Conference

Kahanoff Center

1202 Centre Street South

Calgary, AB

 

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