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Magdalen Islands Mayor would welcome Environmental Review

For several years, residents of the Magdalen Islands have been pushing for a review of the potential impacts of any oil and gas exploration, not just offshore but onshore as well. One company, Gastem, has already done some preliminary exploration. But in public meetings, the company has had to answer a lot of questions about the islands' undergound water supplies. Quebec Environment Minister Yves-François Blanchet is expected to announce some kind of environmental review. Joel Arseneau is the Mayor of the municipality of the Magdalen Islands and tells us why he would welcome this decision.
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