KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – This week’s brand new weekend video shows highlights from the recent town hall tour organized by a coalition of individuals and groups opposed to the Alton Gas development. It seems only shareholders and politicians are in favour of the Alton Gas project. Everybody else, not so much.
Local residents, fishers, biologists, and members of the Sipekne’katik Band are opposed to the project because of concerns about the brittle ecology of the Shubenacadie river and its tributaries.
Residents are scared because of the risks of living in close proximity to explosive supplies of liquid gas stored underground.
Mi’kmaq are angry because federal and provincial politicians have been ignoring their responsibilities to uphold the honour of the Crown and to protect aboriginal rights. A provincial lawyer was allowed to argue in court that the Sipekne’katik Mi’kmaq are a conquered people, to be disavowed by government only after it became public knowledge.
Environmentalists wonder why we continue to invest in fossil fuel developments as if there is no tomorrow.
The video was produced by David Overmars
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