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HUES3 Campaign

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The summer of 2012 has seen a group of dedicated activists from Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario begin working to revive resistance against the nuclear industry’s persistent efforts to entrench its economic objectives in Saskatchewan.

Perhaps the most pressing issue is the continuing attempts by the industry-driven Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) at finding a “willing” community in northern Saskatchewan to host a nuclear waste disposal site. Northern communities are divided between the need to alleviate desperate poverty and unemployment and the very real concern for the long-term environmental and personal impact of toxic radioactive wastes.

Clayton Ruby on ForestEthics Advocacy and Freedom of Speech April 18, 2012

Prominent Canadian Human Rights lawyer says environmentalists, and Canadians at large, have the right to advocate for environmental protection, and says there needs to be more free speech, not less, on economic development projects that threaten environmental sustainability in Canada.

Here is a collection of interviews on CBC about the changes to environmental assessment review in Canada, and the attempts to silence critics.

FRANCOIS PAULETTE

Francois Paulette of the Indigenous Environment Network speaks about downstream communities affected by the tar sands, and how the CAnadian government's failure to respect the lives of non-human creatures like woodland caribou is a violation.

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