Probe Demanded After Worst Alberta Oil Spill in Four Decades | Common Dreams

Aboriginal leaders and opposition critics are slamming the response of Alberta agencies to the province’s largest oil spill in nearly four decades.

Residents of nearby First Nations communities say they didn’t get information soon enough and the government response to their complaints of widespread illness has been “disappointing.”

NDP environment critic Rachel Notley is calling for an investigation.

“When a community is saying: ‘My kids are coughing, my eyes are red, people are dizzy and have headaches,’ they shouldn’t have to wait six days for someone to respond to that -election or no election,” she said, referring to Monday’s federal vote.

via Probe Demanded After Worst Alberta Oil Spill in Four Decades | Common Dreams.

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