Fort Nelson First Nation takes a stand against long-term water licenses for shale gas

Public event Nov. 13 in Vancouver

Nov. 13, 2012
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
800 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Doors open 6:30 – Event 7-9:30 pm
this event is endorsed and sponsored by the Council of Canadians

Fort Nelson First Nation of northeast BC has worked with the natural gas industry and government to provide economic opportunities for it members and the entire province through responsible resource development. But the BC Liberal Government’s intention to issue a number of long-term water withdrawal licenses permitting companies to divert and contaminate billions of litres a year of water from their rivers for shale gas has forced the Echo Dene people to stand in defence of their traditional territory and life-sustaining environment.

After pursuing every other avenue available to it – including repeated efforts to reach out to the Province, which went ignored – Fort Nelson First Nation feels it must now appeal to the public for support in their necessary campaign to put a stop to this plan.

Tuesday, November 13, Chief, Council and community members will be in Vancouver to share their story. Come take part in this unique opportunity to hear their perspective on water and shale gas issues in northeast BC and to learn how you can help their important cause.

For more information contact:

PETITION – Protect Northern Waters

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