News Conference - 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

    TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ -

    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 ( 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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