Environmental Damage Protected by a Restoration Fund
Any tenant on the leased lands can accidentally cause environmental damage. In all cases, the tenant is held responsible for any and all environmental damage they cause whether by accident or intentionally. They can protect themselves through an insurance policy but if they are unable or refuse to compensate the Band for damages they can be prosecuted to attempt to gain compensation via the courts.
In the event that the tenant or their insurance company or a court order doesn't raise the funds necessary to restore damaged lands, an Environmental Restoration Fund will be set up to pay for the restoration.
Currently 2% of annual leasing revenues will be set aside in a protected account for this purpose. It can be adjusted if required.