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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