Environment Canada has released the second of two phases of a proposed environmental monitoring plan for the oil sands, and one need only look at the second name on the list of authors on the first page to understand its significance: Dr. David Schindler.
Dr. Schindler is one of the most high-profile and well-respected personalities in the debate over the true environmental impacts of oilsands. Dr. Schindler was recently quoted as saying he would be, “hard to satisfy on oilsands.”
As Canadians, we should all be hard to satisfy on oil sands and any other development with potential impacts on our environment. We certainly should not accept development without reliable information on impacts.