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New realities of environmental reviews in BC – Business in Vancouver

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2015400 Views

Aug. 18, 2015

First Nations’ project impact studies redrawing the province’s resource extraction landscape

When the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office hit the pause button on the Woodfibre LNG project in Squamish on June 30 following the conclusion of an independent environmental impact study by the Squamish Nation, it could have been seen as a sign the project was in trouble.

First Nation support for resource projects, after all, has become increasingly important to their success.

In the case of the Trans Mountain pipeline project, a highly detailed independent environmental impact study the Tsleil-Waututh Nation released in May has been used to bolster its opposition to the pipeline twinning project.

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