Why is the Canadian Government Letting Mining Companies Turn Lakes into Toxic Dumps?

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It is called “Schedule 2”
– an inconspicuous name for legislation
that is responsible for the destruction of freshwater bodies in Cana
da. Schedule 2 is a loophole in the Metal Mining Effluent Regulation
(MMER) of the federal Fisheries Act that allows metal mining corpo
rations to use lakes and rivers as toxic dumpsites. Once added to
Schedule 2, healthy freshwater lakes lose all environmental protec
tions.

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