Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is destroying Canada’s environment, and now he’s threatening the Arctic with oil spills.
Prime Minister Harper has made it clear that he and his oil-industry cronies will do whatever it takes to push through dirty oil development -- even if that means trampling on Indigenous rights, environmental protections and democratic rights, while ignoring the risk of Arctic oil spills.
Harper wants to stand up for dirty oil - we’re standing up for people and the planet. Join us.
Canada used to be known for hockey, maple syrup and mounties. Now, it’s known for environmental destruction, human rights abuses, and inaction on climate change.
Now Canada is taking over as Chair of the Arctic Council, an international forum set up to ensure the health and sustainability of the Arctic region. That means that for the next two years, the Harper government will set the agenda for the Arctic - the same infamous government that is gutting environmental protections and muzzling scientists, expanding the toxic tar sands and pushing dangerous pipelines, and targeting charities for speaking out.
Canada is taking this role just as oil companies are moving north into dangerous Arctic waters, trying to capitalize on the dangerous effects of climate change. Just imagine an oil spill like Deepwater Horizon happening in the Arctic. Harper has the power to prevent Arctic oil spills from happening before they start.
We can’t afford to let Prime Minister Harper and his friends in the oil industry do to the Arctic what they’re doing to Canada. It’s time to stand up to this environmental criminal and demand protection for Arctic peoples, waters, and wildlife.
Take action today and join our campaign to protect the Arctic. Tell Harper to uphold the Arctic Council’s environmental agenda, and protect the Arctic from oil drilling and spills.
Tell Harper to put its oil agenda aside and save the Arctic.