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NEWS: Inverness chapter confronts NS environment minister on oil drilling by Lake Ainslie

Anne Levesque

Anne Levesque

CBC reports, “Dozens of anti-hydro-fracking protesters (including members of the Inverness County chapter of the Council of Canadians) confronted (Nova Scotia) Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau Saturday in Whycocomagh, Cape Breton. The group is concerned because the Department of Energy gave PetroWorth Resources the green light (earlier this week) to drill an exploratory oil well in West Lake Ainslie. The protesters met Sterling at the Sustainable Aquaculture Harvest Festival.”

“‘I think he got our point. I think he understood. Now whether or not he is going to do anything about it, I am not sure. He was there. He did listen,’ said protestor (Inverness County chapter activist and Council of Canadians Board member) Anne Levesque.”

The Council of Canadians has been raising concerns about the environmental impact of oil and gas drilling near Lake Ainslie, the largest freshwater lake in Nova Scotia. To read more about this campaign, please go to http://canadians.org/blog/?s=ainslie.