First Nations & Conservationists Launch Lawsuit
The Peel Watershed Recommended Plan, based on years of research and consultations, called for protecting 80% of the Peel Watershed. The Yukon Government rejected the Plan, with a unilateral decision to open 71% of the watershed to development.
“The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Na-Cho Nyak Dun, and Gwich’in Tribal Council are extremely disappointed by the Government of Yukon’s decision to scrap the Peel Watershed Planning Commission’s Final Recommended Plan. “This is a sad day for all Yukon First Nations and all Yukoners,” said Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Chief Eddie Taylor. “We had hoped that at the end of the day the Government of Yukon would do the right thing and accept the Final Recommended Plan.” Read more at: http://protectpeel.ca/
Read the Peel Watershed land use plan released by the Yukon Government