Thursday, 24 October 2013

Important Update on our #Save the Bees Campaign

Sierra Club of Canada

Sierra Club Canada National Office
412-1 Nicholas St
OttawaON K1N 7B7

Less Than 2 Days Left to Help Manitoba's Caribou!

Dear Larry,
Only 48 hours left to join our Week for the Wild and 
We gave ourselves just 7 days to find 50 people who 
care to help the woodland caribou. With your help, 
we’ve raised over $200 in Manitoba and we’re 
not done yet!
Can you help us reach our goal of finding 30 more people 
who care about the woodland caribou? If you haven’t 
to help protect the woodland caribou's remaining Boreal forest habitat.

The woodland caribou needs our help. Let’s make the next 48 hours 
Thanks for your continued support. Don't forget to follow us on 
Facebook and Twitter for updates!
Yours in conservation,
Ron Thiessen
Executive Director, CPAWS Manitoba

Oklahoma 'Earthquake Swarm' May Be Linked to Fracking

Huffington Post

The US Geological Survey suggests "injection-induced seismicity" may be playing a role in a spike in earthquake activity in the state. The term refers to pumping wastewater produced by fracking and other oil and gas projects into storage deep in the ground. Details here.

Writer Steps Up His Fight to Protect Water Resources (Letter)

Dear Editor;

What will it take to convince the Manitoba government that it should never allow arsenic to be released into our surface waters?

I consider this action reprehensible, yet that is exactly what the province has permitted (the Town of) Virden to do, with arsenic that has been removed from the water source at the town's treatment plant.

The following is my response to Premier Selinger and Minister Mackintosh in regard to their letter. It informs me that they’ll continue to allow the arsenic that’s recovered from the Virden water treatment plant to be released elsewhere. My concern is that this will, over time, only add to surface water contamination and pollute the environment.

This will create unknown consequences for future generations.

Many other substances that are considered toxic in other jurisdictions are obviously not of concern here. It seems this government has no problem with putting lives at risk.