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David Suzuki Foundation statement on Alberta oil spill

July 17, 2015

As provincial premiers prepare to release an agreement on a Canadian energy strategy, the recent Fort McMurray oil leak — one of the biggest in Canadian history — raises troubling questions.

This leak, involving five million litres of bitumen, sand and wastewater, should remind premiers of the risks involved with expanding fossil fuel production and increasing pipeline infrastructure. This bitumen spill happened near a populated, well-resourced city. If proposed pipelines are built, more bitumen will travel through remote and under-resourced areas, where cleanup possibilities will be limited. The vegetation that makes up muskeg, where the Fort McMurray spill happened, will be virtually impossible to adequately clean up.

As provincial premiers prepare to release an agreement on a Canadian energy strategy, the recent Fort McMurray oil leak — one of the biggest in Canadian history — raises troubling questions.

This leak, involving five million litres of bitumen, sand and wastewater, should remind premiers of the risks involved with expanding fossil fuel production and increasing pipeline infrastructure. This bitumen spill happened near a populated, well-resourced city. If proposed pipelines are built, more bitumen will travel through remote and under-resourced areas, where cleanup possibilities will be limited. The vegetation that makes up muskeg, where the Fort McMurray spill happened, will be virtually impossible to adequately clean up.

David Suzuki to join Paddle for the Peace to stop Site C dam

July 9, 2015

David Suzuki is joining a list of distinguished speakers, including Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Chief Roland Willson, at this year's Paddle for the Peace on the Peace River. Suzuki will join hundreds of people in canoes, kayaks and other watercraft to paddle down the Peace River to protest the imminent construction of the Site C dam. The B.C. government issued permits for dam-related construction this week despite growing calls for a moratorium.

David Suzuki is joining a list of distinguished speakers, including Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Chief Roland Willson, at this year's Paddle for the Peace on the Peace River. Suzuki will join hundreds of people in canoes, kayaks and other watercraft to paddle down the Peace River to protest the imminent construction of the Site C dam. The B.C. government issued permits for dam-related construction this week despite growing calls for a moratorium.

David Suzuki Foundation Statement

July 9, 2015

The David Suzuki Foundation issued the following statement on progress at Ontario's Climate Summit of the Americas. Government leaders representing regions across the Americas, including Brazil, Mexico, the U.S. and Canada participated in the summit, which ended today.

The David Suzuki Foundation issued the following statement on progress at Ontario's Climate Summit of the Americas. Government leaders representing regions across the Americas, including Brazil, Mexico, the U.S. and Canada participated in the summit, which ended today.

Celebrities to join thousands of Canadians from 100+ groups at March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate

July 2, 2015

Jane Fonda, Joel Plaskett, David Suzuki among celebrities to march with thousands on July 5, on eve of the Pan American Climate and Economic Summits

Jane Fonda, Joel Plaskett, David Suzuki among celebrities to march with thousands on July 5, on eve of the Pan American Climate and Economic Summits