21 Jul '11, 4pm

Environment Minister Kent announces plan for oil sands monitoring:

Canada's Environment Minister Announces Integrated Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring Plan Focuses on Air Quality, Biodiversity and Water OTTAWA, Ont. -- July 21, 2011 -- Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, released an integrated, world-class monitoring plan for the oil sands region today. The Government of Canada will be working with the Province of Alberta on implementing the plan. "The oil sands represent a significant, long-term economic advantage for the people of Alberta, and all Canadians," said Minister Kent. "We must ensure that this resource is developed in a way that protects our air, our water and biodiversity for generations to come." The Government of Canada coordinated the development of the monitoring plan in collaboration with provincial, territorial and academic scientists. This final plan includes components for monitoring air quality, b...

Full article: http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=714D9AAE-1&news...

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