Next Steps: Peel Watershed Consultations
In February, we celebrated the Supreme Court of Canada victory in Whitehorse - find photos and stories here.
Although we won our Supreme Court case and the Peel Watershed is much closer to being protected, we’re still a step away from full and legal protection for the watershed. The Supreme Court directed the Yukon Government back to the stage of final consultations on the Final Recommended Plan - where we should have been years ago if the previous Yukon government had not derailed the land use planning process.
On December 1st, the day the decision was released, Premier Silver called it a "A victory for all of Yukon” and committed to implementing the Final Recommended Plan, which protects 80% of the watershed from industrial development. The Yukon Government and First Nations have already met to discuss next steps for final consultations, which will be starting soon.
Stay tuned for more details about consultations once they are released. We will need your voice for one last push to see this campaign to the end!
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