News Conference/Teleconference - New Report: Federal Government Missing in Action on Most Destructive Project on Earth - the Tar Sands



    First Nation communities downriver of Tar Sands bring their case to
    Ottawa

    TORONTO, Feb. 14 /CNW/ -

    TELECONFERENCE: Call in numbers for outside Ottawa:
    Local / International: 416-640-3404
    North American Toll-Free: 1-866-322-1159
    Quote confirmation code: 8400606
    Please dial in at least 5 minutes before the news conference starts at
    10:30 a.m. EST

    PLEASE NOTE: RSVP to Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, if you plan
to call in for the news conference. (416) 323-9521 ext. 232;
jfoulds@environmentaldefence.ca

    
    WHAT:     Environmental Defence will release a report on the
              environmental and human health effects of the Tar Sands, with
              an emphasis on how Ottawa is not fulfilling its environmental
              duties. Individuals from two directly affected First Nation
              communities will share their first-hand account of living
              downriver of the Tar Sands.

    WHEN:     Friday, February 15, 2008
              10:30 a.m.

    WHO:      Aaron Freeman, Policy Director, Environmental Defence
              Matt Price, Climate Change Project Manager, Environmental
              Defence
              Chief Allan Adam, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
              Willis Flett, Councillor, Mikisew Cree First Nation

    WHERE:    Charles Lynch Press Gallery
              Room 130S, Centre Block
              Parliament Hill
              Ottawa, Ontario
    

    About Environmental Defence (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental
Defence protects the environment and human health. We research solutions. We
educate. We go to court when we have to. All in order to ensure clean air,
clean water and thriving ecosystems nationwide, and to bring a halt to
Canada's contribution to climate change.





For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416)
323-9521 ext. 232, (647) 280-9521 (cell)


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