Please take a moment to sign this petition to the House of Commons to launch a federal environmental impact assessment of Northern Pulp’s plan to pipe effluent into the Northumberland Strait.
Please share it with your networks. The petition closes mid October.
The mill at Abercrombie Point is toxic. The emissions peel paint in nearby homes. The effluent kills marine life. For 50 years, Nova Scotians have been paying unfathomable sums of money to various billionaire owners, including a secretive $6 million payment to Northern Pulp last year. For 50 years, local residents, particularly those of Pictou Landing First Nation, have paid a heartbreaking human toll. Recently, UNIFOR released a statement that “Mill Jobs Matter.” As if tourism and fisheries jobs don’t. As if the human toll doesn’t. As if the cost of severance doesn’t pale in comparison to the cost of maintaining operation. You can read our counter statement here. For more on the subject, we recommend Joan Baxter’s “The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest.”