New bill gives more clarity and flexibility in assessment process says mining association head
The head of the Mining Association of Canada says the hotly contested federal environmental assessment bill is welcome in the industry it will affect the most.
“This promises to be a better system than what we’ve had for the last seven years,” said Pierre Gratton, the president of the association.
Bill C-69 overhauls Canada’s environmental assessment regime for major national resource and transportation projects but the high-octane opposition from the oil and gas sector has drowned out much of the comment from other affected industries. Continue Reading →