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A New Year’s Letter to Canada’s Prime Minister (by Svenja Telle)

letter-to-trudeauDear Mr. Trudeau,

This is a love letter to Mother Earth, to the keepers of the fire, and to the next seven generations, yet to join us on this beautiful planet. My words are a pledge to nature, expressing my sorrow regarding your approval of the two major pipeline projects — Enbridge’s Line 3 and Texas-based Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain. Please be reminded that your decision contradicts your promises in many ways: to the environment, to work with First Nations communities and to revamp the review process for energy projects. Click here for more…

Svenja Telle is an E4A PhD student at UVM. Her research interests lie in environmental peacebuilding in transitioning economies.

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