October 18, 2010
The public debates around the Athabasca oilsands appear to be entering a new phase. We see new developments in the media almost every day.
Until recently, provincial government and industry leaders insisted that the oilsands plants had no measurable pollution effect on the Athabasca River despite the claims made by environmentalists and independent scientists. When doctors spoke of serious damage to human health in downstream aboriginal communities, government officials bullied them into silence. more . . .