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Why Neil Young's got Big Oil worried

To Prime Minister Harper, Natural Resources Minister Oliver, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Valcourt and Environment Minister Aglukkaq, and to Alberta Premier Redford :

As citizens concerned about the unchecked expansion of the Oil Sands, we call on you to reconsider your approval of Shell’s “Jackpine” project based on the significant environmental damage which you admit it will cause, and the fact that the project violates Canada’s treaty with the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. We ask you to pursue the economic benefits of the Oil Sands responsibly, and to live up to Canada’s commitments to the ACFN and other First Nations.  

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Why Neil Young's got Big Oil worried

My name is Allan Adam and I’m the Chief of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. The government and Big Oil CEOs are slamming Neil Young for speaking out on the Tar Sands and the poison they are sending to my people. But if you join Neil and me, together we can create a wave of protection for my home.

The government just approved a giant Shell company project on our land in Alberta, even though it admits it will likely wreak havoc on the land and water my people depend on -- and infringe on our treaty rights. But with Neil getting people talking, the government and Big Oil are worried Canadians will start to question the unchecked expansion of the Tar Sands that line their pockets.

The Prime Minister won’t budge unless he thinks he could lose support from voters. Let’s show him Canadians of all political leanings want respect for our rights and the land. Click below and Avaaz will deliver all our voices directly to the government. Sign now.

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