New changes for environmental review process bad news for Canada

Sweeping changes are coming to the environmental assessment process that enironmentalists say are a gift to big oil.
CTV News
Date published: 
Tue, 2012-04-17

Ottawa has announced major changes to the way it will handle the environmental reviews of "major economic projects" in a plan aimed at 'streamlining and speeding up the process'.

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver unveiled the government's new approach in a speech at a Toronto manufacturer of materials used in oil and gas pipelines Tuesday morning.

Environmentalist say the reforms are a gift to big oil.


RELATED: Ottawa to slash environment review role, CBC News / Reuters, April 17, 2012

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