Thursday, January 17, 2013
Leaked Documents Reveal Oil Industry Role in Changes to Canadian Environmental Policy
Among them were the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Species-At-Risk Act, the Fisheries Act, and the Navigable Water Protection Act, all of which have been weakened in the past year to the benefit of the oil industry. While this revelation should come as no surprise, it highlights the extent to which the Canadian federal government is willing to bend over backwards to accommodate the interests of oil companies, even when it comes at a tremendous cost to the environment. While the public's skepticism over the intentions of the Conservative government has been growing over the past year this, perhaps more than any other revelation should cause Canadians to pause and consider who exactly their government is serving.