News Conference – New Report: Federal Government Missing in Action on Most Destructive Project on Earth – the Tar Sands
First Nation communities downriver of Tar Sands bring their case to Ottawa
TORONTO, Feb. 12 –
WHAT: Environmental Defence will release a report on the environmental and human health effects of the Tar Sands, with an emphasis on how Ottawa is not fulfilling its environmental duties.
Individuals from two directly affected First Nation communities will share their first-hand account of living downriver of the Tar Sands. WHEN: Friday, February 15, 2008
WHO: Aaron Freeman, Policy Director, Environmental Defence
Matt Price, Climate Change Project Manager, Environmental Defence
Chief Allan Adam, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
Willis Flett, Councillor, Mikisew Cree First Nation
WHERE: Charles Lynch Press Gallery
Room 130S, Centre Block
About Environmental Defence
(www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence protects the environment and human health. We research solutions. We educate. We go to court when we have to. All in order to ensure clean air, clean water and thriving ecosystems nationwide, and to bring a halt to Canada’s contribution to climate change.
For further information: Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 232, (647) 280-9521 (cell)