Day: July 14, 2020

Wet’suwet’en decry Coastal Gas Link permit violations

By Andrea Palframan / July 14, 2020 /

As their beleaguered fracked gas pipeline slowly snakes its way across northern British Columbia, Coastal Gas Link has been caught in another act of environmental destruction. This time, CGL was caught building unpermitted roads and workcamps, and clearing protected wetlands. The violations are in clear contravention of  BC’s environmental regulations as well as  the company’s…

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Latest study shows that mercury exposure causes premature mortality in the Grassy Narrows First Nation community

By Maia Wikler / July 14, 2020 /

Since the 1960s, the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) has lived with the consequences of one of the worst environmental disasters in Canadian history. The community’s livelihood, major food source, and health were devastated by the uncontrolled spill of approximately 22,000 pounds of mercury from a chlor-alkali plant in Dryden, Ontario. The toxins…

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