The Week In Review
With Alberta Environment taking well over two years to charge Suncor for the storm water runoff incident, it reveals a half-hearted approach and bias by the Albertan government to conceal how the interests of tar sands corporations trump the need for action in the public interest.
The Albertan government needs to show accountability and transparency to the public in their actions by supporting independent monitoring of tar sands operations and tailing ponds, and rescind the policy that allows companies to police themselves.
As Dr. David Schindler's most recent research reveals, the tar sands are poisoning the land and people in the region. If the government wants to show honesty and sincerity about ensuring people in Alberta enjoy a clean and healthy environment, they would take action to shift Alberta towards a sustainable green energy economy and shut down the toxic tar sand industry.Dustin Johnson
Sierra Club Prairie