Spill at Suffield kills hundreds of birds
The spill wasn’t in the Suffield National Wildlife Area, which is part of the CF Base. This time.
This accident illustrates why industrial activities do not belong in a NWA. The Suffield NWA currently has over 1,000 wells and a different energy company, Encana, is proposing to drill another 1,275 shallow gas wells and build 220 km of pipeline. Suffield is an endangered ecosystem that is partly protected as a National Wildife Area. Because accidents like these do happen, the proposed project should not be approved and the existing operations in the NWA should be abandoned and properly decommissioned.
(Photo of Suffield by Andy Teucher)