Protect the Kipawa Lakes System

On Thursday, February 20th, 2014 in Get Involved

Protect Kipawa Lakes SystemKipawa Lake and the surrounding areas have significant economic value as a wilderness area and is of cultural and historical significance to the Algonquin First Nation.

Mining projects risk irreversibly destroying this fragile ecosystem, including damage to local flora and fauna as well as to human health. No rare earths mining project has operated in the world without significant damage to the environment and to human health.

Canada’s environmental laws were not drafted to protect against the unique risks of exploration and mining for rare earth minerals, and are not sufficient to protect the fragile Kipawa Lake system in the face of the current proposal.

Help Elizabeth protect the Kipawa Lakes System! Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.

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182 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.

Your petitioners call on the House of Commons to recognize the unique ecological, cultural, and historic value of the Kipawa Lakes system and act to protect this area for future generations by denying approval to Matamec Explorations Inc. for the Kipawa Rare Earths Project.

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