Karl Schiefer, a consulting Aquatic Biologist, gave this presentation "Great Lakes Ecosystems: Do We Value Them?" at our Port Huron event. Schiefer gives a brief history of human uses and impacts on the Great Lakes with a focus on Huron/Georgian Bay. Schiefer says our European value system (an anthorpocentric world-view with an emphasis on advanced technology) dominates our management of the Great Lakes. This has a huge impact on the environment as compared to the First Nations that coexisted with the resource for millenium without depleting it.
Recently retired as a Program Director for the Great Lakes Commission after 8 years of service, Roger Gauthier gave this terrific presentation at our Great Lakes Symposium (April 8, 2011 in Port Huron, Michigan). The title of the presentation is: Great Lakes Levels and Flows.
By Janet M Eaton
Edited transcript of Tony Reddin's submission to the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on behalf of Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island (ECO-PEI) on Thursday, March 2, 2011
Save Our Seas and Shores Coalition, Sierra Club Atlantic, and Ecology Action Centre do not recognize the authority of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) to assess and approve oil and gas exploration and development in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Petition to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in Nova Scotia
To: Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia
• Whereas Petroworth Resources Inc. has indicated that it intends to drill for oil along a seismic line
between Lake Ainslie and Mull River in the ‘Ainslie Block’ that extends from St. Rose to Port
Hood and east to Whycocomagh in Inverness County, and
• Whereas this exploration may lead to the discovery of shale gas (i.e. natural gas obtained from
underground shale formations) as well as oil, and