Call for creation of an Independent Environmental Authority for the offshore oil sector

Two experts from Memorial University and York University have recommended the creation of an Independent Environmental Authority for Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil sector. In a letter to the premier dated January 20, 2011, Angela Carter (MUN) and Dr. Gail Fraser (York) state: “On the basis that worker safety and environmental protection are not independent, we recommend the establishment of an independent Environmental Authority, similar to the proposal of an independent Safety Authority. The Environmental Authority would have three branches: 1) Offshore Waste Treatment Guidelines Compliance, 2) Emergency Response, and 3) Environmental Effects Monitoring Programs Approval and Oversight.”

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