EARTH DAY TODAY

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gone foreverThe seasons have turned a full circle and its Earth Day again. What can we say has changed for our home and provider? This year has seen more oil spills and the increase of the horribly destructive practice of Fracking. People all over Canada and the U.S. are feeling the pain in a close up and personal way. They can’t use the water from their wells now that fracking has polluted the water table in their area. They can’t grow food on lands made useless by pipeline spills and ruptures. They can’t eat fish caught from whole river systems so dirty the fish themselves are covered with ulcers and tumors. First Nation communities can’t safely teach their children the sustainable lifestyle they grew up to understand because that life off the land will now poison them.
The Tar Sands grow larger every day and the people who live in the region are dying from unusual cancers. Doctors have no explanation save the polluted land and water from the aggressive Tar Sand extraction. The Canadian Federal Government has purposely cash starved and muzzled the scientists that can explain and help heal our citizens. Yet the rape of our land continues.
The only motive behind this brutality is profit. The Canadian government has put all its eggs in the caldron of petroleum. No one benefits from this short sighted strategy except the echelon of big oil. The people who live on the land are dying; the workers at the plants of the Tar Sands make a bit of money then relocate to a safer environment. When all is said and done, all that’s left is uninhabitable wasteland; this is the legacy of the Harper Conservatives.
The wisdom of the First Nations Ancestors rings as true today as it did when first recorded in the late 1700’s…..
When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money
It’s not too late to listen!

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