In the quest to produce greener and more efficient energy, we cannot overlook the lifecycle impacts of energy production and their potential interactions with existing systemic inequities. Case in point, is nuclear power, which has been largely presented as a clean form of energy. However, the entire life cycle of nuclear energy production—from uranium mining to radioactive waste storage—must be considered. There are health risks and costs along the way, and already vulnerable people risk continue to risk bear them under the status quo.
CELA joins leading Indigenous and environmental organizations in calling for this moratorium. Our Statement has been sent in a letter to the Prime Minister, Premier of Ontario, and Ministers of Environment.
Action Alert - Please join us and sign on to this statement calling on Canada and Ontario to establish an immediate moratorium in the Ring of Fire.
CELA, with the Friends of the Attawapiskat River, MiningWatch, Northwatch, Wildlands League and West Coast Environmental Law are calling on Canada to enact an urgent moratorium on prospecting, exploration, development, and project-specific decision-making in the Ring of Fire.
CELA Northern Services Counsel Kerrie Blaise and Brady Reid researcher blog about the mad dash to develop the controversial Ring of Fire (ROF) with significant implications for First Nation communities across Ontario’s Far North.
CELA with the Friends of the Attawapiskat River, MiningWatch Canada and Wildlife Conservation Society Canada are once again urging the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines to pause decision making on numerous proposals to issue mineral exploration permits in the Ring of Fire.