Mixed environmental messages from Harper government?

Dear editor,

The Harper government intends to announce its plan to try and save the endangered sage grouse

Dear editor,

This past week after months of foot-dragging and court  challenges, the Harper government made known it intends to announce its plan to try and save the endangered sage grouse, which has been decimated by industrial intrusion into its habitat.

This announcement came to us shortly after the Federal Court of Appeal ruled in favour of environmental groups that had argued that the federal environment minister is obliged to issue an emergency protection order under terms of the Species At Risk Act when a species is threatened with immediate disappearance.

Also this week it was announced that the Stephen J. Harper Hula Valley Bird Sanctuary Visitor and Education Centre, a world-class scientific and educational facility, will be built in Israel.

Mel McLachlan,

Comox