Experts Say Alberta Oilsands Monitoring System On Rivers, Lakes, Doesn’t Work

A panel of experts says Alberta has failed to properly measure how oilsands development has affected rivers and lakes in the province. The government set up the Regional Aquatics Monitoring Program in 1997 to detect changes in water quality and fish caused by industrial development in the oilsands region. In the report, experts say the RAMP program has not met this objective and isn’t capable of doing so because of the way it is designed. The panel also says the program hasn’t collected enough information to properly measure the environmental impact of oilsands projects. The program is run by energy industry companies and the province, with some input from the federal government. RAMP thanked the panel for its report and says it will consider its findings and recommendations. ((31 JAN 2011))

http://www.macleans.ca/article.jsp?content=n5814155

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