Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sacred Headwaters


The sacred headwaters of the Nass, Stikine and Skeena Rivers are under threat from Royal Dutch Shell. The company hopes to develop massive coal bed methane extraction in an area of Northern BC which is the headwaters for three of the most productive salmon ecosystems in the world. Without major media coverage, the plan may go ahead uncontested, however a number of local and indigenous groups are fighting the proposal. The environmental impacts of coal bed methane extraction could be catastrophic and the potential cost to the ecosystems is far outweighed by the prospect of corporate profits. It is critical that BC protect this region as it is one of the last strongholds for a vast diversity of wild salmon and steelhead. Learn more about the Sacred Headwaters and what you can do to help

homepage for the effort and some links to other organizations involved:
http://www.sacredheadwaters.com/

An outline of the issues:
http://www.forestethics.org/sacred-headwaters-the-issue

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