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AWA News Release: Wildlife Killed To Make Way For Energy Extraction — Wolves and Caribou Suffer in Alberta’s Little Smoky

January 17, 2006

The Government of Alberta and the energy industry’s stated commitment to wildlife conservation and rescuing woodland caribou has suffered another fatal blow. During January and February, the provincial government will be conducting a sale of oil and gas land leases in and adjacent to the habitat of the Little Smoky Woodland Caribou herd.

No public hearings are scheduled. Only one Alberta organization, the Alberta Wilderness Association, is independent enough that it continues championing public land and the people's right of access to it. So people must speak individually, as they have so many times before, directly to the premier, the minister of Sustainable Resource Development and their MLA, and remind them of what public land means to all of us, that none of it is surplus to our needs, that we do not want it sold.
- Bob Scammell, 2003
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