Federal MPs cancel oilsands pollution probe, destroy report


Article by Mike De Souza in the Vancouver Sun.

“The government is in the process of categorizing industry-produced substances that could either be toxic or harmful, but has excluded naphthenic acid from the list, and left it off another list of substances that companies are required to track and report.

“The exclusion is ‘alarming,’ according to a letter sent Tuesday to Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, since the federal and Alberta governments have already identified it as a primary source of pollution in liquid waste dumped into ponds after companies extract oil from the region.”

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