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NAFTA Probe of Alberta’s Tailings Ponds Blocked by Canada

Posted February 02, 2015

Under International Trade Issues

(Margo McDiamid – CBC News)

Canada has blocked an investigation into Alberta’s tailings ponds by NAFTA’s environmental watchdog.

Representatives of the Canadian government, along with Mexico and the United States, on Tuesday passed a resolution behind closed doors to stop the Commission for Environmental Cooperation from looking into whether the federal government is failing to enforce the Fisheries Act.

Two environmental groups and three private citizens had asked the commission to investigate whether tailings ponds were leaking into nearby rivers and creeks in northern Alberta. Click here to read more.