The Mining Industry Gets Its Comeuppance

One of the most ideologically strident industries in Canada, and certainly its whiniest, is the mining industry. It recently suffered a well-deserved loss in Canada’s Federal Court, which ordered the industry, and its pals in the federal government, to fully disclose the industry’s pollution output. Canada’s mining industry did not have to report “the pollutants present in the tailings and waste rock” in the national survey on pollution (the NPRI). Amazingly, the federal government fought the full disclosure, apparently at the behest of its mining friends. Read the full story at

Posted by Colin Welch at 8:45 PM
Edited on: Saturday, May 16, 2009 2:11 PM


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