Victory! Yukon Government listens, extends staking ban
Today the Yukon Government announced the extension of the staking ban on the Peel Watershed, following this hugely successful petition campaign.
“This is a victory for us and the Peel Watershed,” said Cassy Andrew of the Peel Youth Alliance. “We’re glad that our Government listened to us and extended the staking ban on the Peel. Now the Government needs to respect the overwhelming majority of Yukoners who want the Peel Watershed protected.”
“Now youth are going to focus on making sure that the Yukon Government accepts the Peel Watershed Commission’s final plan,” said Peel Youth Alliance member Malkolm Boothroyd. “We don’t know when the final consultations will be, but what we do know is when the consultations start there will be a strong youth voice demanding that the Peel Watershed be protected.”
Thank you for all your support!
Peel Youth Alliance