Enviros Pursue NAFTA Action Over Canada Oil Sands

Law360, New York (April 15, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT) -- A coalition of environmental groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council has accused the Canadian government of failing to enforce anti-pollution laws related to oil sands reserves in violation of its commitments under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Environmental Defense Canada, the NRDC and three private citizens living downstream from the oil sands filed a petition Wednesday with the environmental body established by NAFTA, arguing that by failing to enforce Canada's Fisheries Act the government has effectively allowed contaminated materials to leak into both surface...
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