Ottawa kept in dark on abnormal fish found in oil-sands rivers


Globe & Mail – Dec. 17, 2010

by John Wingrove

Hundreds of deformed fish found in rivers running through the Alberta
oil sands have been collected and documented by an industry-led
monitoring body, The Globe and Mail has learned, but the findings were
not shared with the public or key decision makers in government.

That body, the Regional Aquatics Monitoring Program (RAMP), has been
criticized in scientific quarters as secretive and is under the scrutiny
of three reviews. Former environment minister Jim Prentice ordered one
of those reviews after being shown photos this fall of a few malformed
fish, and it was delivered Thursday to Environment Canada.

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About Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.