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UPDATE: Mi’kmaq and Council to gather near Lake Ainslie to oppose fracking

A Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative media release states, “The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs are in support of the community’s concerns on hydraulic fracturing in the Lake Ainslie area of Cape Breton. Tomorrow Mi’kmaq and non-Mi’kmaq, from throughout Nova Scotia, will be gathering near Lake Ainslie as part of a larger global initiative to place a ban on fracking.”

Council of Canadians Board member Anne Lévesque, Atlantic regional organizer Angela Giles, and organizing assistant Ali Vervaeke will joining this gathering at Auld’s Cove in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. On September 14, the Council of Canadians expressed our solidarity with the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society and others who set up a partial blockade of the Trans-Canada Highway in Auld’s Cove on the mainland side of the Canso Causeway, the access point to Cape Breton.

For Council of Canadians blogs on efforts to protect Lake Ainslie and other waterways from oil and gas exploration, please see http://canadians.org/blog/?s=%22lake+ainslie%22.