Environmental Protection

Thank you, Supreme Court of Canada

Introducing the Impact Assessment Act in 2019, the federal government promised speedier processing of natural-resource projects “through legislated timelines.” It didn’t happen. As the Canada West Foundation reported earlier this year: “The IAA was intended to speed up a cumbersome application process for major infrastructure and resource projects, some of which were in the assessment …

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Gitga’at Nation Proposes Marine Emergency Response and Research Facility

With major LNG projects proposed in Kitimat, such as the PNW LNG project, as well as the Kitimat LNG export facility for third party pipelines, the Gitga’at Nation is understandably concerned about the impacts LNG carriers could have on the environment and how the Carriers will operate in the nearby waterway. While no final investment decisions …

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Oceans Protection Plan to Work with First Nations

  There are numerous management changes on the horizon that will help safeguard B.C.’s oceans, thanks to Canada’s nation-wide Oceans Protection Plan announced in November of 2016. The Oceans Protection Plan will help keep Canadian waters and coasts safe and clean. Under the plan, the Government of Canada will partner with Indigenous and coastal communities …

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LNG Myth Busters: Natural Gas: Clean or Dirty? Part 1

The development of LNG projects has a lot of people talking about the environmental impacts of using natural gas and how it compares to other energy sources. In this two-part series we’ll dig deep into five of the top myths associated with LNG. In the first part, we’ll tackle: Myth #1: CO2 emissions from LNG …

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Opinion: Working together a surefire way to protect First Nations interests in resource development

When I was elected chief councillor of the Kitselas First Nation, located near Terrace, it was part of my mandate to move forward on economic development for our community while also balancing environmental protection. While Kitselas has been working to diversify its economy, the opportunities that major resource projects, such as LNG, will bring to …

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