Wednesday, October 26, 2016
New Report: Time for Trudeau to keep his water protection promises
The Council of Canadians is launching its report Every Lake, Every River: Restoring the Navigable Waters Protection Act today. The organization is calling on the Trudeau government to keep its election campaign promise to “restore lost protections” to water by immediately restoring the protections eliminated from the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA). The new report highlights how the current Navigation Protection Act is impacting local economies, Indigenous peoples’ rights and waterways from coast to coast.
“Prime Minister Trudeau needs to keep his promise to restore federal protections for lakes and rivers,” says Emma Lui, water campaigner for the Council of Canadians and author of the report. “The report shows that controversial projects like the Energy East pipeline, the Ajax Mine in B.C., and the Keeyask Dam and Bipole III Transmission Line in Manitoba are moving forward without assessment of how they will impact lakes, rivers and other navigable waters. This is incredibly worrying. Communities rely on healthy navigable waters for transportation, fishing, recreation, local tourism and drinking water.”...http://nationtalk.ca/story/new-report-time-for-trudeau-to-keep-his-water-protection-promises
Related: Remember Liberals first act upon election: Liberals OK 8 Billion Litre Raw Sewage Dump Into River. Largest Oil Spill Ever was 1.3 Billion Liters.