Publication Source: Times Colonist
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Author: Jack Knox
Hold on, replies Green Party leader Elizabeth May. That’s a nicely spun narrative, but not one rooted in fact.
In the entire history of the environmental review process, only three projects have been flat-out rejected, says the Saanich-Gulf Islands MP.
That includes the most commonly cited example, Ottawa’s thumbs-down to a proposed mine near Williams Lake in 2010. The rest of the time, the review process is merely used to tweak proposals to mitigate their environmental damage, not stop them altogether.