Canada needs stronger environmental laws that help restore science and knowledge – and public input -- to our decision making processes around landscape altering projects such as roads, mines and pipelines.
The good news is that the federal government has been pursuing a plan to reform, among other things, the Environmental Assessment Act (EA). WCS Canada has been very active in helping to frame what a renewed act should include, including a strong commitment for putting science front and centre in decision making and to clearly consider cumulative impacts through big-picture planning before development decisions are made.
But we need your help to make sure this opportunity does not go to waste. We need you to send a message to your Member of Parliament supporting a strong EA law. It’s easy – just click here to send your MP a message right now.
When your MP hears from you, they take notice and better understand the need to get it right when it comes to strengthening our currently outdated and inadequate environmental laws. Your voice is important to ensure that MPs are not just hearing from those who want to protect the status quo.
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