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ACTION ALERT: Sign petition against Encana water-taking from Fort Nelson First Nation

Fort Nelson First Nation Chief Sharleen Wildeman

Fort Nelson First Nation Chief Sharleen Wildeman

“The executives at Encana Corporation are pressuring Premier Clark to give them the right to take 3-billion litres of fresh water every year from the river to be used for shale gas fracking — without consulting my community who depend on the river, or without any environmental assessment. As chief of the Fort Nelson First Nation I’m appealing to you to sign our petition asking the Premier to stop issuing long-term water licenses, until she has consulted with First Nations, and created a clear, responsible water management plan.” – Fort Nelson First Nation Chief Sharleen Wildeman

The Council of Canadians encourages you to sign this petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/premier-clark-don-t-give-away-our-fresh-water-for-fracking?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=13513&alert_id=oRKjUGBogf_VpbzPlKgVH.

More than 10,000 people have already signed this petition including myself and Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow.

More on this situation at http://canadians.org/blog/?p=17935.