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Government of Yukon: Protect the Peel ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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Please help us to send an urgent and clear message to the Government of Yukon, and to the Prime Minister of Canada, that important and sensitive regions in Canada and the rest of the world, have friends and guardians who will stand up for them

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Cher C (1429)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 3:11 pm

The Yukon government recently made an historic decision: to open one of the world's biggest natural treasures, the Peel River watershed, to development. Home to the greatest constellation of wild mountain rivers in North America, the Peel Watershed is one of the last large intact ecosystems on the continent.

A coalition of two Yukon First Nations and two Yukon environmental organization have launched a legal case to defend the Peel Watershed, represented by Thomas R. Berger, O.C, Q.C.

Berger and his clients, the First Nation of Na Cho Nyak Dun, Tr'ondk Hwch'in, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Yukon Chapter, and the Yukon Conservation Society, have launched a legal action to force the Yukon Government to implement a Land Use Plan that would protect 54,000 square kilometers of wilderness in northern Yukon's Peel River Watershed, against mining and other industrial development.

After 6 years of careful study and consultation, the Peel Watershed Land Use Planning Commission recommended protecting 80% of this extraordinary wilderness with the remaining 20% open to carefully controlled development. The Yukon Government's announcement on January 21, 2014, threw out the Peel Watershed Land Use Planning Commission's Final Recommended Plan and instead implemented the government's own unilateral plan for the region. This new plan resulted in 71% of the region being opened up for mineral and oil and gas staking.


Cher C (1429)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 3:12 pm

And/Or Make Direct Contact :

Write to the Yukon Government and tell them what you think of their decision. Here's who to send your letter to:

Premier Darrell Pasloski:

Minister of the Environment Currie Dixon:

Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent:


Cher C (1429)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 3:13 pm

Write a letter to the editor. Here's some places you can
send it:

Yukon News
Whitehorse Star
Globe and Mail
Toronto Star
Canadian Geographic
and The Walrus


. (0)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 3:13 pm

Animae C (513)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 3:14 pm
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!.
7,780 signers.

Fran F (118)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 3:25 pm
Noted and signed just now! Will write to Yukon officials. Thank you, Cher!

Ondine J (134)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 3:25 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cher

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 3:52 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher.

Christine S (134)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 4:02 pm

Laurel B (30)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 4:30 pm
signed and noted

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 4:57 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 5:45 pm
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Cher!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 7:35 pm
S+S-thx Cher

Carlos Amorim (9)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 7:40 pm
signed and noted!!

Michael O (176)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 7:56 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!

Vicky P (476)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 8:23 pm
noted, signed

Ted W (127)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 9:52 pm
Noted!\ signed\ shared liberally! Many thanks Cher! :)

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 12:02 am
Already signed, thanks Cher.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 12:03 am
noted and signed

Hahn H (167)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 12:14 am

Heidi Walderra (162)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 1:12 am

Thursday April 24, 2014, 1:53 am
N & S. Thanks Cher

Panchali Yapa (26)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 3:44 am
Thank you

. (0)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 3:59 am
Done.. Thanks Cher!!

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 4:28 am

Ismail Al ahmad (171)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 4:51 am
Noted and signed Thank you my friend Cher

Joe R (190)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 4:51 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Karen Gee (97)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 4:55 am

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 5:15 am
#7806 just now Terrie C Williams, United States of America SSN

Sara P (55)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 6:30 am
Already done, thanks Cher.

Waltraud U (85)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 6:39 am
done ty

pam w (139)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 7:36 am
Done, thanks.

Veerle V (44)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 9:13 am
Signed and shared, thank you Cher.

End CrueltyDeb W (154)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 10:51 am

Stardust Noel (38)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 2:17 pm

Athena F (131)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 2:40 pm
done thanks

Nicole L (79)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 5:05 pm
S & N.

S J (130)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 5:56 pm
done, thanks

Kamia T (89)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 6:27 pm
Noted and signed. What IS Canada doing?!!!! They have some of the most beautiful places in the entire world and it seems that every single day now we're hearing that the governments are willing to sacrifice all that. And for what? It's not like Canada is in the fiscal mess the US is. I don't understand.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday April 25, 2014, 11:08 am
signed and noted thanks

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday April 25, 2014, 8:40 pm
Signed and Noted with thanks Cher.
Kamia T., the Canadian Govt has dropped many environmental issues, I think due to the Prime Minister wanting to push pipelines through from the Tar Sands. I agree it is not good. They just took the Humpback Whale off the endangered species list, when it has not been that long since they started coming back. The only reason I can think of is because of the Northern Gateway Pipeline to the Pacific Ocean. He is to decide in June on this one. But he got a big surprise as Kitimat, B.C. where the oil tankers were to leave from turned the pipeline down, even though they have a lot of unemployment and meager living style. Also the First Nations are ready to stop this pipeline through the Great Bear Rainforest. Most of these First Nations have never signed any land over to the government, and date back several centuries.I am really hoping that the Keystone XL is turned down by President Obama, even though the Koch brothers have the desire to make a lot of money off it, they have huge stakes of land here in Alberta that they have bought up and also have a plant outside of Hardisty, Alberta ready!The Big always want more, and our Prime Minister thinks this will be so good for Canada & to h**l with our environment.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Saturday April 26, 2014, 2:21 am

Ellen G (325)
Sunday April 27, 2014, 7:37 am
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Sunday April 27, 2014, 1:31 pm
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