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She left home over toxic pollution. An update to Canada’s main environmental law might help her return

Melissa Daniels is from Fort Chipewyan, an 850-person roadless hamlet in northern Alberta. It's the land her people have lived on for time immemorial, and the place her relatives and friends call home. Yet, despite her love for her home community, she doesn't live there. The settlement is directly downstream from the tarsands, which has contaminated the hamlet and nearby forests with chemicals.