Fracking, nuclear waste, tar sands oil and other extreme energy projects are threatening our precious Great Lakes. A spill would contaminate drinking water that more than 40 million people in Canadian, U.S. and Indigenous communities depend on and cause extensive environmental damage. In the report Liquid Pipeline: Extreme energy’s threat to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, Maude Barlow details plans to transport dangerous new forms of energy – as well as the waste from more traditional forms – around, under and on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.
We need a bold new vision for the Great Lakes that includes stopping the worst forms of energy projects before it’s too late.
The Great Lakes cannot be a carbon corridor – there is too much at risk. Tell your elected officials to say “no” to extreme energy in the Great Lakes and “yes” to a sustainable energy future.