25 March
2012

A senior Canadian government biologist has leaked proposed changes that would weaken Canada's protection for fish habitats, and thus the environment in general. Over 600 (real) scientists, many with very senior academic credentials, have signed a petition to complain about what they refer to as a highly destructive planned policy.

The government responded that existing policies "do not reflect the priorities of Canadians" (what baloney!), but the suspicion is that this is one step in clearing environmental obstacles to the oil sands pipeline. This has gotten very little press and warrants real attention before it's too late.

The key reality it that a major reason of species decline, especially in Canada, is habitat destruction. This is insanely shortsighted policy. The revised legislation is due March 29, 2012.

For more see the CBC article.


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