July 24: Government Criticized for Leaving Fracking Chemicals off NPRI List

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Environment Canada recently posted an updated list of chemicals covered by the National Pollutant Release Inventory, which lists the sources and amounts released of 363 harmful chemicals. Three environmental groups had asked it to include fracking chemicals on the list. But Environment Canada ruled that such chemicals aren’t used regularly enough or in large enough quantities to be inventoried. Environmentalists and legal experts are criticizing this decision.