Major changes to environmental assessment process

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Joe Oliver (MARKETWIRE PHOTONatural Resources Canada CP).jpg It's an overhaul of how environmental assessment works when it comes to major energy projects -- such as pipelines. And the federal government summarizes it like this: one project, one review. The new rules, unveiled this week, impose a 24-month time limit for the assessment process, restrictions on who can intervene during public consultations, and include measures to get rid of parrallel assessments at the federal and provincial levels. Is it more efficient or environmentally deficient? Evan asks Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver.

 

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