Petition to the House of Commons, E-1750. Calling Upon the Government of Canada to authorize a full environmental assessment report under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency regarding the proposed effluent pipe into the Northumberland Strait.
The Gulf of St Lawrence may soon be unable to support marine life and/or a commercial fishery. According to a new study released last week by international scientists, the Gulf of St Lawrence is rapidly deoxygenating. We can’t undo the past, nor can we control ocean currents, but we can stop the dumping of 90 million litres daily of toxic, de-oxygenating pulp mill effluent into the sensitive spawning grounds of the Northumberland Strait.
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The below is by Michael Harris, Oct. 8th, 2018.
Justin Trudeau likes to say he’s a torchbearer for the environment. The prime minister also claims he’s a champion of Indigenous peoples. And he is every bit of that – on paper. But he risks becoming the Pontius Pilate of the Environment and another double-talking Indian agent if he doesn’t change his tune on Boat …
As an environmentalist living in the age of climate change, Elizabeth May is used to bad news. But she says a recent study on the deoxygenation of the Gulf of St. Lawrence “just about knocked me over.” Published late last month in the journal Nature Climate Change, the study found there is rapid deoxygenation happening …
Green Leader Elizabeth May asked for an emergency discussion Tuesday in the House of Commons on the Gulf of St. Lawrence following the release of a report detailing declining oxygen levels in the water. Speaker Geoff Regan turned her down.
Below a letter from Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada.
The Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern Canada is rapidly losing oxygen, declining by as much as 55 percent in some spots since the 1930s – compared to a 2 percent drop globally. Now, new research has found that the region’s dramatic oxygen decline is due largely to climate change and shifts in the major ocean currents that feed the gulf.