On 26 June 2017, Environmental Defence Canada and the Natural Resources Defense Council (based in the United States), along with Canadian resident Daniel T’seleie (the “Submitters”), filed SEM-17-001 (Alberta Tailings Ponds II) (hereinafter the “Submission”) with the Secretariat. The Submitters assert that the Government of Canada (“Canada”) is failing to enforce the pollution prevention provisions of the federal Fisheries Act with respect to alleged leaking of deleterious substances, and specifically oil sands processed water (OSPW), from tailings ponds of oil sands operations in northeastern Alberta. On 20 August 2018 in Council Resolution 18-01, the CEC Council unanimously instructed the Secretariat to develop a factual record for submission SEM-17-001 (see paragraphs 6-24, below).
|Document Type:||Factual Record|
|Series:||North American Environmental Law and Policy|