Below you well a copy of the Care2 Petition I received in my email. Then when I clicked on ‘take action’ I discovered that the link has been sabotaged. But I feel this issue is too import to ignore.. Have a look.
also see this.
Daniel J Towsey
|Don’t Let Our Lakes Become Dumping Grounds!|
Canada’s beautiful lakes are world famous for their fishing. Yet 16 of these prime wilderness fishing lakes from British Columbia to Newfoundland are about to be reclassified as toxic dump sites for mines.
Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to place toxic substances into fish habitat. But a loophole in the law allows the government to redefine lakes as “tailings impoundment areas.” That means that mining companies don’t need to build containment ponds for waste. In other words, the lake itself becomes an industrial waste dump.
Polluting lakes with heavy metals and other toxic waste is nothing short of environmental vandalism. Clearly the government is bowing to pressure from mining companies who want to get around laws against the destruction of fish habitat.
Thank you for taking action,