Request for an Investigation under the Environmental Rights Act
August 29, 2013
Minister Michael Miltenberger,
Department of Environment and Natural Resources,
Government of the Northwest Territories,
Dear Minister Miltenberger:
Re: Request for an Investigation under the Environmental Rights Act
This letter is pursuant to Section 4 (2) of the Environmental Rights Act which states that any two NWT residents who are of the opinion that a contaminant “is likely to be released into the environment, may apply to the Minister for an investigation of the release or the likely release” of the contaminant. We confirm that we are residents of the NWT and not less than 19 years of age.
This letter asks you to investigate the likely release of contaminants not specifically named by ConocoPhilips Canada Resources Corp. under the Type A Land Use Permit (S13A-001) and Type B Water Licence (S12L1-005) in the Tulita District, issued by the Sahtu Land and Water Board, and to require full public disclosure of all chemicals used. The attached declaration provides additional information to proceed with this request.
Section 6 (1) of the Environmental Rights Act states that “every person resident in the Territories has the right to protect the environment and the public trust.” The signatories of this letter assert these rights which we trust will be respected by the GNWT.
Lois Little and Peter Redvers
Co-Chairs, NWT Chapter Council of Canadians
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