WELCOME TO CANADA THE PETRO STATE
MEDIA RELEASE, OCTOBER 18, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA -- Sierra Club Canada is outraged by the military style attack on peaceful protesters yesterday in New Brunswick.
The use of police force to enforce the will of energy extraction companies is especially concerning since citizens were NEVER consulted (as is their constitutional right).
RELATED: Mi'kmaq of Elsipogtog First Nation deserves more than a dawn police raid, Blog (Oct. 23, 2013)
"Sierra Club Canada stands in solidarity with the Mi'kmaq of Elsipogtog First Nation in their struggle. They have shown patience and courage in their month-long struggle for their constitutional rights. Like so much of their land, their right to consultation too has been stolen," said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada.
There has never been a proper environmental assessment of large-scale fracking in New Brunswick -- despite widespread reports of contamination of wells in Canada and the United States.
The reality is that every fracking well uses millions of gallons of water mixed with hundreds of toxic and carcinogenic chemicals (that we know of—the rest are being kept secret).
"The federal government has replaced environmental assessment with storm troopers," said Mr. Bennett.
RELATED: Sierra Club U.S. stands with anti-fracking protestors, October 18, 2013