Lindsay Lee on the countless nests of migratory birds illegally destroyed by forestry operations. “These species are worthy of protection for their own sake. But imagine: what would spring be like without the return of the endangered Canada warbler? Without the sweet songs of the hermit thrush?”
Lindsay Lee: Environmental organizations are rightly applauding the government’s stated intention to formally protect 20 properties. But the government has failed to protect something important: public trust.
Lindsay Lee wrote the following letter following the call to action by Jacob Fillmore, the young man camped out on Grand Parade Square to protest the government’s lack of action on climate change. “An increasing number of Nova Scotians are exasperated by the lack of environmental action. Together, we are telling you that this era of autocratic governance and environmental degradation must end.”
Lindsay Lee: Citizens should not have to sue their government or occupy clear-cutting sites. But Nova Scotians will continue to fight for what is right for our environment and our province.