Argument: Oil sands threaten down-river communities

Issue Report: Oil sands


“Staying hooked on a dirty fuel.” and the National Wildlife Federation. May 2010: “THREATENING DOWNRIVER COMMUNITIES Scientists already have catalogued human health problems among the First Nations people who live downriver.9 Studies have raised alarms about increased cancer rates and autoimmune diseases. In the Fort Chipewyan First Nation, where subsistence hunting and fishing is still prevalent, hunters say they have noticed big changes in the game they harvest–including the fact that moose livers are enlarged and white-spotted.”