Media Release: Peoples Lawsuit Youth Claimants Call for Lawful Rebellion & Immediate 25 yr MORATORIUM ON GAS & OIL DEVELOPMENT 5 Dec 2014

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Join Our Lawful Rebellion! Press Conference Dec 5 2014 Vortex Free Cafe

Join the Lawful Rebellion!

For Immediate Release
December 5, 2014
Cocagne, New Brunswick

NB Youth Call on ALL Government Leaders for Immediate
25 year Moratorium on Gas and Oil Development
in Wabanaki – New Brunswick – Canada

Lawsuit Claimants Seek Lawful Rebellion and ”Lobby For The Future”

The Youth claimants of the Peoples Lawsuit held a media conference in Cocagne, New Brunswick and unveiled their draft for a 25 year moratorium on fossil fuel operations, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas and oil.  They want action on Climate Change, a healthy, sustainable economy and an end to fossil fuel subsidies and abuses of legal processes such as the injunctions, SLAPP lawsuits and military-style arrests against peaceful protesters in New Brunswick in 2013. They’re suing SWN Resources Canada and the New Brunswick and Canadian governments.
Letters with the draft moratorium text that were sent to the Wabanki, Canadian and New Brunswick governments were shared with those attending their media conference and with other young people all over the world via the internet and social media.

The youth have also asked elected Green Party politicians David Coon and Elizabeth May to present their moratorium to provincial and federal legislatures on behalf of Future Generations.

Several Peoples Lawsuit Plaintiffs were on hand with comments. Marcel White is unhappy about a regional fracking moratorium being discussed in the New Brunswick legislature, calling it “Pussyfooting, what part of NO Fracking don’t they understand?” Plaintiff Marc Bernard called the move “Crap, a weak effort that only pleases the companies, not the people.”

After being served with injunctions, hit with SLAPP lawsuits, arrested and insulted for engaging in peaceful protest during shale gas protests last year, the young people are finding other lawful ways to seek justice and redress. They are asking other youth to join their Lawful Rebellion.  Marc Bernard adds, “We are asking young people, all people, to join us and support our lawsuit. We are claiming our right to a future.  Fossil fuels are known to contribute to Climate Change.  It’s insane! We want other youth to help us out – write letters, complain about the injustices we’re facing, support our cause by sharing on social media and especially by joining “Lobby for the Future” groups to counter powerful industry lobby groups who have been influencing local and national governments.”

After making presentations for the media, the event continued with open discussion. Willi Nolan, Plaintiff and Grandmother for the Peoples Lawsuit Youth, understands that the young people are not dividing their campaign according to age, “They’re facing problems that older generations won’t have to. I’m kind of ashamed of my generation, with so many indifferent to problems like climate change because they’ll be gone in a few years.  These young people need us to stand up with them.”

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For more information: Marc Bernard <marcbernard91@gmail.com> ; Marcel White <marcelwhite1987@gmail.com>;  Grandmother Willi Nolan

<grammawilli@gmail.com> (506) 785-4660

 

LINKS

Peoples Lawsuit Youth Proposed Fossil Fuel Moratorium

Letters to Wabanaki – New Brunswick – and Canadian Governments

Letter to Wabanaki governments    –     Letter to NB Premier Brian Gallant


  Media Coverage

By James Foster, Times & Transcript December 8, 2014

11 Comments

  1. Chris Marchan
    Dec 06, 2014 @ 03:49:30

    You guys are at the vanguard. Thank you for standing up and sounding so intelligently SANE. The outrageous actions of the few are subverting the very lives of the many. May your voice be the voice of reason for every citizen of the world. May it be heard far and wide at MAXIMUM VOLUME ! Turn it UP !

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  2. Douglas Newman
    Dec 06, 2014 @ 05:24:20

    Awesome! I’m in. It’s going to take us all, you know. The old and the young, against these globalist powers that try to usurp the true power of The People. Solidarity gets it done.

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  3. catherine doucet
    Dec 06, 2014 @ 12:59:06

    Excellent!

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  4. Harriet McCready
    Dec 06, 2014 @ 16:18:30

    Best wishes for success. I am in Nova Scotia so can’t participate, but will share info on Facebook. (I made a few trips to Elsipogtog summer of 2013).

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    • Willi
      May 13, 2015 @ 18:47:25

      It’s great to hear from you. Stay tuned, we hope to make you very proud!

      Reply

  5. Elaine Hughes
    Dec 06, 2014 @ 23:11:28

    Job Well Done!

    Good luck – we hope that your hard work pays off!

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    • Willi
      May 13, 2015 @ 18:46:52

      We are confident that we will prevail … though it may take time. Thanks for sharing, Elaine.

      Reply

  6. Sharon Greenlaw
    Dec 07, 2014 @ 00:01:48

    Thank you.

    Reply

    • Willi
      May 13, 2015 @ 18:45:40

      We love support!

      Reply

  7. Denise Soucy
    Dec 08, 2014 @ 13:19:38

    CAUSE ITS THE RIGHT THING TO DO………..

    Reply

    • Willi
      May 13, 2015 @ 18:45:16

      Yes it it, no matter what or how. Idle No More!

      Reply

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