Outsiders unwelcome at project reviews, Oliver says

Publication Source: Edmonton Journal
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Author: Peter O’Neil

Green party Leader Elizabeth May said the environmental assessment agency’s “cornerstone” is public participation, yet the government’s efforts are intended to severely limit that input.

“Many projects with significant environmental impacts may be located in remote locations,” May said.

“Canadians are entitled to be concerned about fragile ecosystems in the Arctic or significant new sources of new pollution, even if they do not live in the immediate vicinity.

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