Environmental Rights (04:41)
Most members of the United Nations recognize the right to a healthy environment. Harrietsfield, Nova Scotia has significant issues with contaminated water. Melissa King and her family declared bankruptcy.
Pictou Landing First Nation (07:01)
The Northern Pulp Mill releases toxic effluent into A'se'k and smog into Pictour; effluent reaches the Northumberland Strait. Residents discuss the impact of the pollution. Northern Pulp Mill is one of the top five polluters in Canada.
Buenos Aires, Argentina (05:31)
The Matanza Riachuelo Basin is home to nearly 5 million people. In 2004, residents sue the city, province, national government, 14 municipalities, and 44 companies over pollution; 250 environmental inspectors now monitor the Riachuelo.
Ecuador and the Philippines (04:15)
In Canada, Ecuadorians are suing for the enforcement of their environmental rights. Antonio Oposa Jr. petitions to ban logging, establishing the principle of intergenerational equity.
New Brunswick, Canada (01:51)
A citizen alliance works to convince the province to adopt a bill that protects children's health from environmental hazards.
Inverness County, Nova Scotia (06:52)
The county has environmental rights embedded in local laws; Silver Donald Cameron explains fracking. Locals discuss the environment, fighting to ban fracking, and By-Law #45.
Elsipogtog, New Brunswick (06:54)
In 2013, a citizen alliance takes on industry, the government, and RCMP to ban fracking. Residents discuss confronting thumper trucks, arrests, and a raid in December.
Science-based Lawsuits and Constitutional Right (05:22)
Lawyers and First Nations activists file lawsuits against fracking, SWN, and provincial governments. David Suzuki heads the Blue Dot Movement. Organizations are creating a movement.
Credits: Defenders of the Dawn: Green Rights in the Maritimes (01:09)
Credits: Defenders of the Dawn: Green Rights in the Maritimes
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