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Oilsands study confirms tailings found in groundwater, river PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 21 February 2014 12:20

Federal study shows water from tailings ponds leaching into Athabasca River

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/oilsands-study-confirms-tailings-found-in-groundwater-river-1.2545089

CBC News Posted: Feb 20, 2014 11:59 AM MT Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014 7:08 AM MT

 

An Environment Canada study found tailings are leaching into groundwater around oilsands mining operations.

An Environment Canada study found tailings are leaching into groundwater around oilsands mining operations. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press) 

 

New federal research confirms that Alberta’s oilsands are polluting ground water and seeping into the Athabasca River.

The industry has maintained that toxic chemicals are contained safely in tailing ponds, but new research shows this isn’t the case.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 12:25
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Oilsands study confirms tailings found in groundwater, river PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 21 February 2014 12:14

Federal study shows water from tailings ponds leaching into Athabasca River

CBC News Posted: Feb 20, 2014 11:59 AM MT Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014 7:08 AM MT

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/oilsands-study-confirms-tailings-found-in-groundwater-river-1.2545089

An Environment Canada study found tailings are leaching into groundwater around oilsands mining operations.

An Environment Canada study found tailings are leaching into groundwater around oilsands mining operations. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

New federal research confirms that Alberta’s oilsands are polluting ground water and seeping into the Athabasca River.

The industry has maintained that toxic chemicals are contained safely in tailing ponds, but new research shows this isn’t the case.

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Tar Sands Facing Aboriginal Legal Onslaught In 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 07:11

Tar Sands Facing Aboriginal Legal Onslaught In 2014

By Canadian Press, www.cbc.ca

BY http://www.popularresistance.org/tar-sands-facing-aboriginal-legal-onslaught-in-2014/
January 5th, 2014

First Nations plans challenges of new rules for regulatory approvals of energy projects.


 

Simmering disputes over the oilsands between Alberta aboriginals and the provincial and federal governments will break into the open in 2014 as virtually every one of the many recent changes in oversight of the controversial industry comes under legal and political attack.

 

“All litigation, all the time, is what I see on the horizon,” said Larry Innes, lawyer for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.

Over the last 18 months, Ottawa and Edmonton have rewritten the book on resource development. Everything from how aboriginals will be consulted to land use planning to oilsands monitoring to the basic ground rules for environmental assessment has been changed.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 07:24
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Fish Lake struggle comes to Victoria PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:17

by Harjap Grewal

Pacific Regional Organizer
The Council of Canadians

 

 
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First Nations like the Tsilhqot'in and Hul'qumi'num are facing a massive push for new resource development on their lands and waters. Governments and corporations claim the law is on their side. What have Canadian courts and international human rights bodies said about this? What are the implications of the Tsilhqot'in case before the Supreme Court? And how can non-Aboriginal people support the struggle for justice?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:25
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Senate must heed evidence on bee killing pesticides PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 09:07
MEDIA RELEASE / January 28, 2014 
Senate must heed evidence on bee killing pesticides
OTTAWA – The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry begins hearings on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides today. Beekeepers, grain growers and academics have been invited to present evidence.
 
 
The hearings come a month after Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) -- bowing to pressure from lobby group Croplife and the pesticide industry -- shockingly punted any action on the bee-killing pesticides until at least 2016. Croplife is led by former Conservative MP and newly minted President & CEO Ted Menzies.
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