Duty CallsFederal responsibility in Canada's oilsands

Publication - 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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