Gulf needs real environmental assessment before drilling: Cleary

NDP Member of Parliament Ryan Cleary says that the Federal Minister for the Environment, Peter Kent, is playing Russian roulette. Cleary is calling on Minister Peter Kent to reconsider his rejection of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board’s request for a full environmental assessment before proceeding with drilling at the Old Harry site. Citing the fact that the area borders five provinces, encompasses 400 coastal communities, and is home to 114 conservation and protected areas, Cleary says the most basic of environmental assessments, a screening, is simply not good enough.

Source: VOCM

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