Time To Vote Out Politicians Who Opt For ‘Damaging Development’ over ‘Environmental Protection’

Vast Majority of Great Lakes Residents Opt for Environmental Protection , says International Joint Commission Survey

A Comment from Carla Rienzo, a Niagara resident and community activist

Posted July 11th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

“A whopping 88 percent feel it is essential to protect the Great Lakes from a variety of threats,” according to a survey just released by the International Joint Commission of Canadian and U.S. citizens living around the Great Lakes.

In the coming October 22nd municipal elections, vote for more regional and local council members who will work to protect wetlands like this one in the Thundering Waters Forest in Niagara Falls, located in a Niagara River watershed that is vital to the health of the lower Great Lakes.

Which means that the other 12 percent were our current regime of politicians, city planners, “Conservation Authorities” and the developers to whom they are pandering because who else but the above-mentioned sociopaths (and there are, notably, a very few but outnumbered exceptions within these groups) could argue that our Great Lakes and associated watersheds are not worth protecting and restoring?

In my opinion, there is enough science available to irrefutably demonstrate which human activities cause irreparable harm to the environment and, therefore, those who choose to move forward with those activities when there are viable alternatives available should be heavily fined (personally heavily fined, not the taxpayers who pay their bloated wages and pensions) for crimes against humanity.

The planet’s clock is spinning out of control and with it the inventory of life it supports diminishes by the day. It is time to stop pretending it is not so or throwing up our hands and thinking there is nothing we can do. We have to get our shit together.

The time is now and an election is coming.

My vote will ONLY go to those who will place environment over damaging development and the weakening of environmental protections.

A Footnote from Niagara At Large  publisher Doug Draper – We at NAL urge you and your friends and neighbours in Niagara, Ontario to get engaged and ready to vote for real change for the better this the coming October 22nd municipal elections.

For more information, stay in tune with Niagara At Large and click on the following link for the “A Better Niagara” website – https://www.abetterniagara.com/ .

To read the recent International Joint Commission news posted on Niagara At Large on its recent polling of Canadian and U.S. residents around the Great Lakes, click onhttps://niagaraatlarge.com/2018/07/11/international-joint-commission-poll-shows-canadians-americans-feel-great-lakes-protection-is-critical/ .

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 “A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

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