[Sust-mar] Fw: Important Notice: Press Conference and Rally for Our Forest - April 13th

Glenda Burrows glendaburrows at eastlink.ca
Wed Apr 6 15:00:51 EDT 2011


Could you please post this important notice about the Press Conference and March to legislature on April 13th.  We need a huge gathering to let the government know that we need our forests protected now !

Thank You

Glenda Burrows

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From: Raymond Plourde 
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Subject: Important Notice: Press Conference and Rally for Our Forest - April 13th

Important Notice: Press Conference and Rally for Our Forest - April 13th




Please join us for a massive gathering to let government know we want better for our forests, now! 

Where: Four Points Sheraton, 1496 Hollis St. Halifax (click for map), to be followed by a march to the Legislature

When: Wednesday, April 13th, 10:00am  for a press conference, and 11:30 for a march to the Legislature to deliver our message to government


Why: to raise a little heck about the state of our forests!


Who: Every group and individual who cares about healthy forests and healthy communities



We are going to show the government that Nova Scotians are serious about better environmental stewardship of forests.  We want real change, and we want government to act now to live up to Nova Scotians' expectations for change.


The now long-overdue Natural Resources Strategy was due (by law) last December and is still nowhere to be seen. At the same time government policy to encourage large-scale forest biomass projects to generate electricity continues despite the clear recommendations of the Natural Resources Strategy Phase 2 report against it. 


The government is not listening to either the report or the public on this issue and big industry players like NewPage, Northern Pulp, Nova Scotia Power and even Lockheed Martin are gearing up to cut and burn huge amounts of our forest - on top of all the cutting that is already going on. No doubt other players also planning forest biomass projects. 


Once again, Nova Scotians must speak for our forests and our wildlife - who cannot speak for themselves. Please come and join us on Wednesday, April 13th in Halifax and let the politicians know that more industrial forest cutting is unacceptable and that they must put the brakes on forest biomass before it gets out of hand. 


For more information contact: 


Jamie Simpson, EAC Forestry Program Coordinator

902-429-1335, eacforestry at gmail.com


Raymond Plourde,  EAC Wilderness Coordinator

902-442-5008, wilderness at ecologyaction.ca



For more information on the biomass situation go to: 






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