70% of Canadians support a moratorium on fracking
The Great Lakes of North America are in serious trouble. Industrial pollution, climate change, over-extraction, invasive species, and wetland loss are all taking their toll on the watershed that provides life and livelihood to more than 40 million people that live around it.
Water is vital to people’s health and livelihoods. In Canada, there is no national strategy to address urgent water issues and no federal leadership to conserve and protect our water. The Federal Water Policy is more than 30-years-old and badly outdated.
Fracking is not a clean or green form of energy. Fracking and the rest of the fossil fuel industry is preventing Canada from reducing its GHG emissions and doing its fair share to mitigate the global climate crisis.
Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as “fracking,” is a technique to extract natural gas from harder to access unconventional sources trapped in rock formations such as shale gas, coal bed methane and tight gas.
In August 2016, Nestlé purchased the Middlebrook well in Elora, Ontario despite the municipality’s attempt to buy it to safeguard their water supply. This sparked a national outcry.
A myth of abundance, lack of monitoring, and a profit-driven market allow our communities’ water sources to be exported out of local watersheds, never to return again.
How NAFTA, FIPA and other investment deals put democracy and the environment at risk.
As energy corporations in the United States and Canada expand their unconventional natural gas operations, questions are being raised about the health and environmental risks posed by fracking.
The bottled water industry has worked hard to undermine our faith in public water despite the fact that Canada has one of the best public drinking water systems in the world.
Citizens in Canada and Europe have one clear option: reject CETA before it is ratified. If ratified, CETA will unfairly restrict how local governments source and procure goods and services, add hundreds of millions of dollars to the price of pharmaceutical drugs in our public health care system, create pressure to increase privatization of local water systems, transit and energy, and give...