This should be a federal legislated matter, as important or more important than indivdual rights. Your lack of biodiversity and concern with water, affects me as well as does the rampant exploitation of the Alberta Tar Sands and the Alberta Government’s obvious colision with the oil companies. My comment is even more germane as I live in Sudbury where mining has contaminated the surrounding and created a group that only cares if more exploitation will result in more uneducated labouring jobs. We’re even considering moving a lake for a gold mine. Clearly, the water is more valuable than the gold. The town, a one time mining town, should never have been founded.