Nothing to Stop Petroleum Exploration in Lancaster Sound: Analysis

Publication: The Vancouver Sun

Author: Randy Boswell


11/02/2010 - The environment group that joined this summer with Inuit leaders to block the Canadian government's proposed seabed survey of Lancaster Sound says a new legal analysis of the ecologically sensitive Arctic water body shows petroleum exploration could proceed in the area unless federal agencies take protective action.

"The federal government should act now to impose an unambiguous moratorium on oil and gas development in Lancaster Sound," said Chris Debicki, Nunavut director for Oceans North Canada, a marine conservation campaign backed by the U.S.-based Pew Environment Group.

"There are easy and effective steps that the federal government can take to start protecting this biologically rich region that is central to the Inuit way of life," he added.

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