Saving the Claxton Bay Mangrove

One of the things I’m always pleased about is when I see communities taking action to bring attention to their concerns, not just the environmental ones.

So today I want to send a big shout out to the Claxton Bay crew whose protests have finally borne fruit with the EMA refusing to grant a Certificate of Environmental Clearance to Essar Steel to build a port.

Their work is far from over however, and they still want the support of the people of this country and the world to put an end to the destruction of our precious mangrove not to mention the introduction of this new gas-guzzling polluter into their community.

Check out their online petition here


3 thoughts on “Saving the Claxton Bay Mangrove

  1. Thank you for the link! You must be aware, though, that the certificate wasn’t refused, the decision was just postponed – we have until November 25th to put as much pressure as possible to make sure it’s a definitive NO.

  2. Yeah I know it’s a postponement, but in terms of how the EMA operates, this is quite significant…any delay in the construction is a victory, no matter how small…
    keep up the great work!!

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