Environment ProbePublisher: Saskatoon Environmental Society, Canada
Year Published: 1977
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX342
This bi-monthly magazine is a newsmagazine and discussion forum for Saskatchewan citizens and groups with environment interests.
Abstract: This bi-monthly magazine is a newsmagazine and discussion forum for Saskatchewan citizens and groups with environment interests. It is published by the Saskatoon Environmental Society, a non-profit, politically non-partisan citizens' organisation founded in 1970. Besides sponsoring public events to keep the public informed about current environmental issues, the Society has most recently been involved in campaigning for a moratorium on the establishment of nuclear industries in Saskatchewan.
The first article, entitled " Cluff Lake Inquiry," critically analyses the Preliminary Hearing held in Regina, March 24 under the chairmanship of Mr. Justice Bayda. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss with interested parties, first, dates for the public hearings of the Inquiry into the proposed uranium development at Cluff Lake, Saskatchewan, and secondly, procedures which should govern those hearings. Mining companies and public interest groups were both represented at this Preliminary Hearing. The article notes the agreement beforehand of the public interest groups on several points; namely, that the duration of the inquiry should be extended, that more money should be made available for public education, and that the start of the inquiry should be delayed - all in the interest of greater citizen participation. In addition, the groups affirmed that the reason for so many people's concern about the nuclear energy issue is not so much the specific proposal to build a uranium mine at Cluff Lake, as the implications of such a project for Saskatchewan's involvement in the nuclear industry.