The Alberta Tailings Ponds II Factual Record: A Submission Under the NAFTA Environmental Side Agreement
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1:00-2:30 PM ET
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) recently made public the Alberta Tailings Ponds II Factual Record which resulted in widespread national media coverage and commentary. This report is the result of the CEC’s Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM) process, which allows individuals and organizations across North America to raise concerns about the enforcement of environmental laws by Canada, Mexico or the United States.
The factual record is based on a 2017 submission filed by Environmental Defence Canada, the Natural Resources Defense Council (US office), and Canadian resident Daniel T’seleie, which asserted that the Government of Canada was failing to effectively enforce the pollution prevention provisions of the federal Fisheries Act with respect to the alleged leaking of deleterious substances from oil sands tailings ponds in northeastern Alberta.
The recording will be available until February 2, 2020.