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Alberta minister rejects inquiry into duck deaths

Posted by mhudema on May 6, 2008

JIM MACDONALD

THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is rejecting calls for a public inquiry into the death of 500 ducks that landed on a toxic oil sands tailings pond.

Greenpeace activist Mike Hudema stood on the steps of the legislature Monday and demanded an independent review into last week’s waterfowl disaster in northern Alberta.

“No amount of well meaning words … and not even a week’s worth of full-page apology ads are going to solve these problems,” Mr. Hudema said. “Only truthful answers, hard questions and meaningful action will do that.”

Syncrude ran such ads in several major newspapers on the weekend.

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