Is it right to threaten the Gulf of St. Lawrence? The oil industry isn’t content to threaten the pristine waters off British Columbia. It is also aiming its drilling rigs and tankers at the heart of Atlantic Canada.
This exceptional, highly productive ecosystem supports abundant flora, fauna, spawning and migration of over 2200 marine species and is at the heart of the economies of the provinces that surround it.
(This is the full text of a release from the Sierra Club of Canada).
One oil well blowout could destroy it. We must act quickly to head off this wrongheaded scheme.
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Coastal communities have always depended on the Gulf of St. Lawrence for their livelihood. Fishing and tourism are sustainable industries that earn over two billion dollars annually and support tens of thousands of jobs in the five provinces bordering the Gulf.
Should we risk this unique environment, the prosperity of the communities and the biodiversity of the Gulf of St. Lawrence?
Please tell our federal and provincial governments to work together to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence from oil and gas exploitation by establishing a moratorium. Click here.
John Bennett, National Program Director
Sierra Club Canada Foundation
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