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Hotlines compete over crisis calls

Posted by mhudema on May 8, 2008

Alberta Environment, Greenpeace locked in telephone duel
Jason Markusoff
The Edmonton Journal

EDMONTON – Greenpeace and the Alberta government are doing battle again — this time, about who has the hottest hotline.

While Alberta Environment is trying to better promote its own emergency complaints line, the department’s minister decried Wednesday the activist group’s call that Fort McMurray residents and oilsands workers phone in tips to its Greenpeace office.

The environmentalist group advertised in Wednesday’s edition of the Fort McMurray Today, requesting anonymous tips about injured wildlife or damage caused by the oilsands.

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Public Inquiry Needed to Get to the Bottom of Toxic Lakes

Posted by mhudema on May 8, 2008

Environmental group calls for public inquiry

Incidents highlight ‘massive holes’ in oilsands monitoring program, say critics

Two separate incidents involving dead birds and Alberta oilsands developments within a week of each other had members of Greenpeace Canada on the steps of the Alberta legislature Monday calling for a public inquiry. The demand came on the heels of an incident at a ConocoPhillips oilsands site, which saw at least one loon die and two others taken to a veterinarian after landing on a recycled water pond. Just five days earlier, 500 ducks died on a Syncrude tailings pond.

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