Environmental assessment changes
Cliffs Natural Resources announced yesterday that it wants to locate its ferrochrome processing facility in Sudbury. But the processor is just a piece of a larger puzzle that includes other infrastructure as well as the actual mine. All of which require an environmental assessment.
The company's mining project may also be the first test of the federal government's proposed changes to the environmental assessment process.
Warren Mabee is Director of Queen's University's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy. Voyage North host Cathy Alex chatted with him about how potential changes to the environmental process will play out here in Northwestern Ontario.