Albertan's On The Hook for Reclamation Debt

Media Comment

Following the Oilsands Reclamation Research News Conference at the University of Alberta, Sierra Club Prairie offers the below comment from Executive Director Chelsea Flook:

" This report provides strong independent scientific evidence that we need a moratorium on new oilsands leases in order to do some real accounting on trading carbon sinks for carbon time bombs. Industry and government claims of reclamation amounts to nothing more than greenwashing and the liabilities leave Albertan's on the hook for cleaning up after industry's reclamation debt. While the government stalls, 30 000 hectares of peat land have been lost. Companies have no obligation to restore or compensate for destroyed wetlands."

For further comment, please call Chelsea Flook at 780-722-1226

Chelsea Flook
Interim Director
Sierra Club Prairie
Phone: 780-439-1160
Cell: 780-722-1226
**Please Note New Address**
6328 104 Street Nw, Edmonton, AB T6H 2K9


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