Canada favours tar sands companies over human health

The federal government gives polluters a free pass while it ignores the high cancer rates among some Alberta Indigenous communities. That’s how I’d sum up last week’s gravely disappointing explanation for why Canada sits by doing nothing while tar sands tailings ponds are leaking toxic chemicals into Alberta rivers such as the Athabasca River, Beaver Creek, and the Muskeg River. A tar sands facility and tailings ponds.   In June of 2017, Environmental Defence, Nat...

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