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Duty Calls

Federal responsibility in Canada's oilsands

Duty Calls

Published Oct. 20, 2010

By Pembina Institute et al.

Existing legislation, ranging from the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to the Species at Risk Act, assigns a clear role to the federal government to ensure industrial development respects environmental limits — regardless of the region in which it takes place.

Duty Calls: Federal responsibility in Canada's oilsands outlines the laws mandating federal involvement in environmental management of the oilsands, and explores what's at stake if Ottawa continues to neglect this responsibility.

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