Nathan Cullen, Minister of Parliament for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley of Northwestern B.C. has introduced a member’s bill that he says will put the protection back into what he calls a government-gutted Canadian Navigable Waters Protection Act.
“I have submitted a bill demanding these internationally significant salmon-bearing rivers … be fully protected under the NWPA,” Cullen said. “Our rivers, lakes and ocean are key to who we are as people of the Northwest. They define us culturally and economically.”
According to Cullen, only parts of the Skeena River have been left protected, leaving all other lakes, rivers and streams without protection from major developers.
LINK (via:The Wrangell Sentinel)