ACTION ALERT: Stand in Solidarity with the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation as they serve Shell Canada
CALGARY - Tomorrow morning join Sierra Club Prairie, Greenpeace and Keepers of the Athabasca as they stand with the Chief and Council of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) while they present Shell executives with a "gift" regarding unmet agreements made between Shell and the First Nation regarding existing tar sands projects within ACFN traditional territory and Canada’s pristine Athabasca, A UNESCO heritage site.
These agreements were meant to ensure Shell would provide measures to lessen impact of these mines on ACFN, including agreements to address environmental issues and mitigation. Shell failure to meet these agreements with ACFN has led to harmful impacts on the environment and ACFN’s constitutionally protected rights and culture. Shell is also proposing to massively expand one of these existing projects, and also has plans for a completely new project in an area that is very important to ACFN’s traditional way of life.
Come Join ACFN as they rally outside of Shell headquarter and deliver Shell their gift!
Wednesday November 30, 2011 - 9:30 am
Serving of Papers
Shell Canada Corporate headquarters
400 4 AVE SW,
FOLLOWED BY A PRESS CONFERENCE WHERE THE CHIEF AND ALLIES TAKE QUESTIONS
10:30 am Press Conference
1202 Centre Street South
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO IF I CAN'T COME OUT?
The Joint Review Panel reviewing the proposed projects announced a public comment period on the adequacy of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the Application filed by Shell Canada Ltd. The panel will review all public comments received.
HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Let the government and Shell hear what you have to say!
Forward your written comments by mail, e-mail or fax, by December 16, 2011 to the Panel Secretariat at the address below.
Joint Review Panel Secretariat
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3
ACFN is drawing the line, and taking a strong stand against these proposed Shell projects and the rapid development of its traditional lands without regard for its treaty rights, its cultural survival or the devastating environmental impacts. ACFN wants no further developments until Shell is brought to justice and our broader concerns about the impacts of development in the region are addressed.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENTS PLEASE CLICK HERE