|Parks and Protected Areas
In early 2005, Encana Corporation applied for a permit to drill up to 1,275 new shallow gas wells within the Canadian Forces Base Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA) over a three-year period, threatening the last remaining large intact piece of unploughed prairie grasslands in Canada.
Now, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting an environmental assessment (EA). The rigorousness of this assessment is at the discretion of the Department of National Defence. Formal documents are to be released with a project description and scope of assessment to be carried out. These two documents have not yet been made available to the public.
It is critical that the Department of National Defence (DND) hear your voice during the 30-day public consul-tation period. Tell DND that a Full Panel Review must be undertaken as part of the environmental assessment.
This 30-day consultation period began on October 27, 2005. You have until November 27, 2005 to make your voice heard! DND will call for a Full Panel Review only if it is convinced this an issue of national concern.
Write your own letter or use the template Nature Canada has prepared.
Or send your letter by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Read more about key participants, other government participants in the Suffield environmental assesment process and background information.