- The Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
The Alberta Oil sands are an important part of Canada, both for industrial and political reasons. They supply essential oil to our country, though may have an unfortunate price.
It is believed that tailings ponds, left behind after mining in an area, are seeping their toxic contents into nearby streams, as well as the grand Athabasca river, breaking our own Federal Fisheries Act. NAFTA(North American Free Trade Agreement) would like to conduct a formal investigation, none of which have been done, to see if this is true.
The Harper government has so far refused to let this investigation take place.
Why would they decline the investigation if there was nothing to hide?
By signing the petition, we will be encouraging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to allow the investigation by NAFTA.
That investigation is a key part to maintaining the stunning beauty of Alberta by reducing pollution, as well as making sure our consumer products are reliable and that there is nothing to hide.
The Allow NAFTA Oil Sands Investigation petition to The Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada was written by Danielle and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.