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Video - Sacred Headwaters: Paradise in Peril


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JL
- 669 days ago - forestethics.org
We are counting down the days until the moratorium on drilling in the Sacred Headwaters expires in late December. Can you help us ban Shell from fracking for coalbed methane in the region...for good? So far, over 13,000 concerned individuals have asked BC



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JL A. (272)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 8:02 am

This Sunday is World Rivers Day. It is a day to celebrate rivers: the arteries of life on our planet. Shell threatens three of North America’s wild salmon rivers – British Columbia's Sacred Headwaters – with plans to transform this ecosystem into a gas field.

Over the last couple of weeks, more than 13,000 people have signed our letter telling British Columbia Premier Clark and Energy Minister Rich Coleman to ban fracking in the Sacred Headwaters for good.

Now, we're happy to celebrate this incredible response and share with you the release of our new digital short, Sacred Headwaters: Paradise in Peril.

This short video features interviews from the communities that would be hit hardest by Shell's fracking.

Time is running out to save the pristine rivers and wild salmon of the Sacred Headwaters from Shell’s destructive plan. Please watch the video, and help us continue to spread the word.

Thanks, and Happy World Rivers Day!
From Forest Ethics

In a remote part of northwestern British Columbia lies the Sacred Headwaters. It's where three important wild salmon rivers originate - the Skeena, Nass and Stikine. First Nations and local communities depend on the vitality of the Headwaters for their livelihoods. And yet, this is a paradise in peril. Shell plans to frack for coalbed methane gas in the region. ForestEthics Advocacy made this digital short to highlight the community members who call this stunning corner of the world their home.

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We are counting down the days until the moratorium on drilling in the Sacred Headwaters expires in late December. Can you help us ban Shell from fracking for coalbed methane in the region...for good? So far, over 13,000 concerned individuals have asked BC government officials to save the Sacred Headwaters from fracking (send your message, if you haven't already!). But it's time to step up our game.

Let's call out the BC government where they don't want folks to see: in public. Help fund our ad campaign to defend the Sacred Headwaters.
 

Sue H. (7)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 8:44 am
Noted and petition signed, thanks. Wish that I had $$ to send.
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 8:52 am
You cannot currently send a star to Sue because you have done so within the last week. Me too, Sue. I keep thinking if just a fraction of PAC donations went to hunger, environmental clean-up and other similar issues so many problems could become so much less severe.........
 

Edo R. (71)
Monday October 1, 2012, 1:56 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

natalie n. (164)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:20 am
thanks for sharing, signed. the corporates are at it again, all for greed and power.
 

JL A. (272)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:34 am
You cannot currently send a star to natalie because you have done so within the last week.
 

Joe R. (189)
Monday October 1, 2012, 7:39 am
Thanks J.L. Petition signed.
 

JL A. (272)
Monday October 1, 2012, 7:43 am
You cannot currently send a star to Joe because you have done so within the last week.
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Monday October 1, 2012, 7:55 am
Done!
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/281/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=11136
 

JL A. (272)
Monday October 1, 2012, 8:27 am
You cannot currently send a star to Ben because you have done so within the last week.
 

Dave C. (213)
Monday October 1, 2012, 8:49 am
thanks....stars sent to Joe and Ben since J.L.A. couldn't this week.....
 

JL A. (272)
Monday October 1, 2012, 8:52 am
Bless you Dave!! You cannot currently send a star to Dave because you have done so within the last week. That is a great example of the power to make a difference when we work collectively vs. independently!
 

Ana R (220)
Monday October 1, 2012, 9:35 am
Gladly done.
Thank you!
 

Deborah F. (2)
Monday October 1, 2012, 11:48 am
noted
 

Michael M. (58)
Monday October 1, 2012, 11:56 am
The video shows that the First Nations people of these salmon rivers in a beautiful land, Skeena, Nass and Stikine Rivers have been fighting to preserve it for years.

Late in the video you can sign on to prevent Shell's coalbed methane fracking must not happen.

At the video's end, you can go to other videos on this resistance, on the Great Bear Rainforest and corporate pressure to destroy it and us all.
 

Michael M. (58)
Monday October 1, 2012, 12:13 pm
The Stikine drops into Southeast Alaska, The Nass nears the borders there.
Ask anyone about the Misty Fiord National Monument, and also listen to some of the videos where some Native Elders speak to get views and senses of this irreplaceable land.
Hundreds of mile of roads would be put in, ancient sites destroyed, waters poisoned, all the way down to the sea.

British Columbia will have to make a choice to go the way of Alberta, the endless taking of the life of the land for fossil fuel profit and global climate change global pollution, extinction of this our continent and world, or to return to treasuring life and earth.
 

louise Woychesko (1)
Monday October 1, 2012, 12:53 pm
Thanks. Hope that voters wake up soon.
 

Terry V. (30)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:26 pm
S&N

EARTH CRY video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jppmMcjgWS0
 

JL A. (272)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:55 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last week.
 

Michael M. (58)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 1:06 pm
Love how you spell "Hypocracy" JL. It's a triple entendre that way!
I admit I don't like that sort of governance,though.

Everybody watch the videos put up by the First Nations speakers via Youtube on this thing, as some have reference to Transcanada/ Tar Sands as well a Royal Dutch/Shell's pave& frack of that valley. Their words help others to understand the sense and value of the sacred.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 6:59 am
You cannot currently send a star to Michael because you have done so within the last week. Michael, I don't take credit for the cleverness--ForestEthics deserves your love of the spelling.
 
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