The petition to Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry was initiated by Nature Nova Scotia, the organization that led the legally successful lawsuit to require L&F to enforce the Endangered Species Act.
It seems L&F is still stonewalling.
In the meantime, a committed group of Nova Scotians/Extinction Rebellion NS has set up a blockade to stop logging and are determined to stay there until definite action is taken to stop the clearcutting in moose habitat.
So far there has been no response – view Blockade continues to stop Digby County clearcuts by Joan Baxter in the Halifax Examiner, Nov 24, 2020. “Moose habitat protectors still waiting for word from the Department of Lands and Forestry – or is it the Department of Silence?”
and Double-pronged clearcutting protest results in two arrests at government office, by Francis Campbell in the Chronicle Herald Nov 24, 2020. “They gave us clear warning that they were going to arrest us,” said Eleanor of the Extinction Rebellion group. Eleanor, who preferred not to have her last name used, said the four were sitting on the floor outside the office and asked to speak to Minister Derek Mombourquette but were told he wasn’t in. They then said they would leave peacefully if the minister would call Nina Newington, spokeswoman for the Extinction Rebellion group that is blocking access for logging equipment in Digby County but were told by reception that they didn’t have the minister’s contact number. Eleanor said she was handcuffed and dragged down the hall, to the elevator and through the building atrium to a police car… ”
Is it really that difficult to talk to people?
Please see the petition (http://chng.it/tKkvKNhTVT) for additional details.