Interchurch Energy Committee - News Notes - Final Edition
Periodical profile published 1980

Publisher:  c/o Dennis Gruending, Catholic Centre Social Action, Regina, Canada
Year Published:  1980
Pages:  10pp   Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX2161

The editorial in this final edition of News/Notes reflects on the Inter-church Energy Committee's (ICEC) decision to disband and eventually reorganise itself as a new provincial, inter-church formation. ICEC is interested in regaining its original goal of working as an inter-church "development education" group. "Over the years that intention has given over to the singular focus on energy matters, first Project North and the proposed pipeline, and second, uranium in Saskatchewan." The editorial states that in the last few years increasing numbers of Saskatchewan church people have been moved to involvement and action, but this has occurred largely within denominational frameworks. ICEC has been the exception; it has played a role in the shared commitment of several churches province-wide; this has carried over into affirmative energy programs and backing for the native rights campaign.

The editorial concludes by emphasising the importance of networking and self-determination in the ongoing struggle for genuine development in Saskatchewan. ICEC members have formed a small committee to tale responsibility during the group's transition period.

A feature article entitled "People in Saskatchewan", reports on the concerns of a number of individuals and citizen's groups with regards to uranium development in northern Saskatchewan. Generally, they feel, is manipulated by the profit-oriented multi-nationals. A representative for the Saskatoon Citizens for a Non-Nuclear-free zone and the formation of the Northern Development Board (originally recommended by the Bayda Inquiry).

Other articles in this issue deal with the Marman Uranium Refinery issue and the question of uranium as a strategic material.
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