Environment Canada Scientists "Discouraged" from Talking to Reporters

The Conservative Harper government is discouraging Environment Canada scientists from talking to news media about their published findings on pollution from oilsands.

"Environment Canada scientists have confirmed results published by researchers from the University of Alberta showing contaminants accumulating in the snow near oilsands operations, an internal federal document has revealed.

They also discovered contaminants in precipitation from testing in the region.

But the researchers were discouraged from speaking to reporters about their findings, first presented at a November 2011 conference in Boston of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, says the document, released to Postmedia News through access to information."

Mike De Souza reports for Postmedia News November 5, 2012.


"Federal Scientists Uncover Evidence That Oilsands Contaminants Travel Further Than Expected" (Postmedia News)

Source: Postmedia, 11/14/2012