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Duchesne, Zann to talk environment in Wentworth on Saturday

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WENTWORTH – Cumberland South NDP candidate Larry Duchesne will be joined by the party’s environment and climate spokesperson Lenore Zann at a meet-and-greet in Wentworth Saturday to discuss environmental concerns with residents in the area.

“The Liberals will not commit to a permanent moratorium on fracking, and the PCs want to allow it,” said Zann, the MLA for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. “The people of Cumberland South and all residents of Nova Scotia should have the right to clean water, soil and air. That’s why the NDP is pushing for an Environmental Bill of Rights.”

Wentworth area residents have expressed concerns with clear-cutting on the community as well as the possibility of gold mining in the area between Wentworth and Tatamagouche.

This spring Zann introduced legislation that would invest money in repairing the dikes to protect the Isthmus of Chignecto from rising sea levels.

“Residents of Cumberland South are concerned about the impact of clear-cutting, gold mining, and fracking on the health of our communities,” said Duchesne. “We need to embrace a sustainable path forward, including promoting ecotourism in the Wentworth Valley.”

The event will take place on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wentworth Recreation Centre and is open to the public.

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