Extreme energy projects such as fracking, tar sands oil pipelines and shipments and nuclear waste dumps are putting the Great Lakes in peril. How do we move from a model where governments approve extreme energy projects without the consent of communities to a commons and public trust approach that prioritizes the basic needs of communities, the rights of indigenous peoples and the sustainability of water and the land? Communities around the Great Lakes are on the frontlines to protect the Lakes for generations to come. On Earth Day (April 22), join Maude Barlow and other Great Lakes stewards to discuss strategies to fight extreme energy around the Lakes.
- Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians
- Emily Carroll, Midwest Region Director, Food & Water Watch
- Pat Gibbons, Researcher, Save Our Saugeen Shores
- Myeengun Henry, Aboriginal Traditional Counselor from Chippewa of the Thames First Nation