Government to allow mining companies turn 16 lakes into toxic waste dumps

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

Care2 Action Alert
action alert!
The government is ready to let mining companies turn 16 lakes into toxic waste dumps. We have to protect these beautiful parts of Canada’s wilderness.
Please sign the petition today! Don’t Let Our Lakes Become Dumping Grounds!

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Dear Daniel,

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.

Click here to sign the petition telling the Minister of Environment not to make our lakes dump sites.

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.

It’s up to us to convince the government to protect our lakes, not allow companies to turn these valuable natural resources into toxic dumps.


Thank you for taking action,

Cate H.
The Care2 Petitions Team


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