Cornwall ON – The Harper Government has enraged Inuit over their 3 card monty shuffle over oil exploration in one of the richest wild life areas of the Canadian Arctic.
Lancaster Sound’s cliff-studded coastline is interspersed with bays, inlets and deep fiords. Most of the world’s narwhal, as well as large numbers of beluga and bowhead whales, swim amongst the icebergs that bob in its waters.
Polynyas — large sections of year-round, ice-free water — make rich habitat for seals and walrus, which in turn attract numerous polar bears. Seabirds flock there in the hundreds of thousands.
This is where the Harper government wants to explore for oil?? If BP wasn’t enough to worry about check out this story about an oil spill in China. The picture alone is frightening.
One cleanup worker has drowned, his body coated in crude.
“I’ve been to a few bays today and discovered they were almost entirely covered with dark oil,” said Zhong Yu with environmental group Greenpeace China, who spent the day on a boat inspecting the spill.
We need a 100% moratorium on Oil exploration in sensitive areas of our country. Some things money just can’t fix.
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