04 Oct '11, 8pm

Government Watchdog Report Confirms Canada's Failures on Tar Sands Monitoring and Climate Action

Government Watchdog Report Confirms Canada's Failures on Tar Sands Monitoring and Climate Action

"Faced with this kind of a damning report from the federal Environment Commissioner, the responsible reaction would be to put a hold on all tar sands projects that were approved without proper environmental assessment. Federal Environment Minister [Peter] Kent should also offer a full apology to all the communities living in the tar sands region who have been inundated with the toxic impacts of tar sands projects that were approved with ‘incomplete, poor or misleading information.’ The Harper government has failed in its responsibility to protect the environment and First Nation communities. Minister Kent can't pretend that promising to collect better data in the future somehow makes up for the fact that existing projects should have never been approved in the first place."

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/government-watchdog-report-conf...

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