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Hydrolic Fracking 101.
David Suzuki critiques Consumer Society—built into capitalism.
Effects of fracking on children.
Check out Varda Burstyn's website on pervasive toxic chemicals in our environment.
A new group of activists, called Courage, representing Indigenous, labour, anti-oppression activists, who have an orientation to the NDP is spreading its influence.
Open letter to Premier Horgan against proceeding with Site C dam.
Amnesty International condemnation of BC NDP government's "human rights abuse" in approving Site C dam.
Opinion Piece: BC NDP's great mistake in going ahead with the Site C dam.
Environmental racism in the USA, exacerbated by Trump.
Appeal to NDP ridings to adopt climate justice resolutions for Convention 2018.
Leap Thunder Bay municipal initiative interview on CBC.
Chemical Valley is located in Sarnia, Ontario, where petrochemical and refining facilities emit millions of kilograms of toxic air pollutants every year. On bad days, the pollution makes breathing unpleasant — the air smells of rotten eggs and a concoction of chemicals that can induce dizziness and nausea. On the worst of these days, bad air quality can make going outdoors dangerous and residents are told to stay indoors with their windows closed.
A 2007 Ecojustice study showed that industrial facilities in Chemical Valley release more of these pollutants — substances linked with environmental contamination, cancer, and reproductive and developmental health effects — than industry in any other community in Ontario.
The community of Aamjiwnaang First Nation is surrounded by Chemical Valley. It is also home to my friends, Ada Lockridge and Ron Plain. Residents in their community report that they have suffered from a litany of health problems, including asthma, reproductive problems, skin rashes, chronic headaches, and rare cancers.
Suggestion for Leap Municipal Program.