July 19 2012 » SWCC in the News » Forest Ethics
Spin on government’s job ads highlights risks to salmon jobs
VANCOUVER - ForestEthics Advocacy launched an ad campaign today bringing attention to jobs that will be threatened by fracking for coalbed methane in northwest British Columbia.
The group’s ad suggests that the jobs currently supported by thriving salmon populations will be lost if Shell’s plans to drill for gas in the region known as the Sacred Headwaters are permitted to go ahead.
“Is Premier Clark willing to ignore the sustainable local jobs that salmon have provided in the region for generations in favour of fracking for gas in the vast wilderness of the Sacred Headwaters?” asks Karen Tam Wu, ForestEthics Advocacy senior conservation campaigner. “Or will she ban coalbed methane permanently in the Sacred Headwaters, clearly demonstrating the importance of salmon to regional economies and cultures?" Read more...