Author Topic: Tar Sands Companies Fudge Environmental Assessments  (Read 893 times)

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Offline cybercoma

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Re: Tar Sands Companies Fudge Environmental Assessments
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2019, 07:52:52 am »
Projects in the same animal habitat didn't have the same species in their reports... 

This is not an oversight in some scientific methodology.    This is leaving entire species out of the oil company's environmental assessments...   hmmm...   I wonder how they missed that... 
That's not a difference in methodology, if those species are relevant to the area under assessment. That's just bad science. So it should be the case that these environmental assessments are independently reviewed. The problem with that is that it will delay projects even further and cost the government even more money. All the conservatives who cry about their tax dollars aren't going to like that.

They're just "making this up".  And you're trying to defend the oil company's "scientific" work?   It's like defending big tobacco when they found no links between smoking and health.
Just so. These impact assessments should be done by independent third parties. Not those with a conflict of interest, ie, being paid by the oil companies.