We need an independent environmental protection and monitoring agency with teeth

We need an independent environmental protection and monitoring agency with teeth

1/13/2011

Given all of the recent reports on the Oilsands released late last year, including the Royal Society report (RSC), the Liberal report, the NDP report, the report released through the Pembina Institute on behalf of various environmental groups, and the most recent Federal expert panel report, who can keep up with all of this “new” information?

The answer is you, if you keep in mind three main points from all of these reports:

  1. Environmental Assessments (EA) of Alberta oilsands are not very good.
  2. Monitoring of the oilsands is so poor that we don’t know much about what the impacts are.
  3. Federal laws are not being adequately used to protect wildlife and fish.

Read “We need an independent environmental protection and monitoring agency with teeth” on the ELC blog.

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