Recently, the David Suzuki Foundation threw down the gauntlet on oil and gas fracking in Alberta with a project called “Broken Ground.” The project merges an eloquently written copy with high quality video to interweave a number of narratives. The end result...
“They’ve been super-heating and pressurizing the ground for the last decade now in that region and lo and behold, something has happened and they have no idea how to control it,” says Eriel Deranger, communications coordinator for ACFN. “They don’t know the long-term impacts of these projects and this is a prime example that government and industry don’t have the foresight or the technology to back up their assumptions of what these projects will really do to the land, environment and ultimately the people.”
Dr. Stéphane McLachlan was featured on the Daily Grrr yesterday where he was given a chance to talk at length about the recently released health study, it's findings, and a call to action for listeners.
In the irregular series 'River Logs', I will share some of my personal stories from my annual ‘huge summer visit’ to communities along the Athabasca and Slave River. During these visits, I distribute One River Many Relations newsletters, gather new ideas for this website, film stories with Elders and land users, and reconnect with old friends I’ve made along the way.
These stories have nothing to do with Site C, but should raise concerns among those living in the Peace River area, and certainly for those living downstream as well. They have to do with reportedly "toxic air quality" that have forced a number of families living near Peace River, Alberta, to abandon their homes.
Stay tuned to this page for the 1:30 Mountain press release. A digital download will be available HERE at that time, along with a possibility of a live webcast. Later today there will be highlight clips from the conference, in high definition XDCAM format, available to download.
After heading the foremost fish study in the Athabasca and Slave River systems over the past several years, Dr. Paul Jones said the trends he is seeing in contaminants are not just petrochemical in nature, but likely caused by the oilsands industry.