Documents Show Canadian Sands Impact Study Slanted Toward Oil

"OTTAWA — Newly released federal documents have revealed some potentially inconvenient truths about the environmental impact of Alberta's oilsands industry, along with the risks and economic costs of the Harper government's climate change strategy.

The documents take aim at a government assessment of the oilsands sector prepared by the Natural Resources Department.

Officials from Environment Canada who reviewed the original package, warned that it reflected the views of oil companies instead of the facts."

Mike DeSouza reports for Canwest January 7, 2010.

Source: Canwest, 01/08/2010