Yukon Government Considers Granting Oil Development Rights
In response, the Yukon chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has registered its opinion by calling on the Yukon government to cancel the area's nomination for oil and gas development.
The five-step process confers oil and gas rights for a given location, but it does not give the right to actually explore or drill for oil or gas. After rights are awarded, when a company applies for a license for oil or gas development, an environmental screening process is required under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act or the Yukon's Development Assessment Process.
The Peel Plataeu wetlands support a population of endangered peregrine falcon, contain key waterfowl habitat and are an important staging area for migratory waterfowl.