By Mike De Souza, Postmedia News, Vancouver Sun, February 16, 2012
Briefing paper outlines pipeline complaint
Enbridge, the company behind a controversial pipeline proposal to allow the export of bitumen from Alberta oilsands by tanker from the port of Kitimat, has complained federal departments were asking it for too much information while pushing the approval process at an "unrealistically fast" pace, says newly released briefing material from Environment Canada.
Editorial, Vancouver Sun, February 16, 2012
Every major development project in British Columbia is subject to an environmental assessment before permits are issued allowing it to proceed. And this is as it should be.
By CHRIS PLECASH, Hill Times, Nov. 28, 2011
NDP Environment Critic calls exercise a ‘farce,’ accuses government of already drafting legislative overhaul of EA process.
News Release, CEAA, September 30, 2011
Site C Clean Energy Project Environmental Assessment Process and Draft Agreement Released for Public Comment
News Release, Taseko Mines, August 26, 2011
Federal Government Accepts Project Description
August 26, 2011, Vancouver, BC - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency ("CEAA") has formally accepted Taseko Mines Limited's (TSX:TKO; AMEX:TGB) ("Taseko" or the "Company") project description for its proposed $1 billion New Prosperity gold-copper mine in British Columbia's central interior.
By Amy Minsky, Postmedia News, Vancouver Sun, July 20, 2011
OTTAWA — The federal government will slash funding to the environmental agency that evaluates potentially harmful policies and projects before they get the green light.
News Release, Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research, July 20, 2011
(Smithers) A new independent report commissioned by the Smithers-based Northwest Institute (NWI) has found serious flaws in the provincial environmental assessment of Taseko Minesʼ proposed Prosperity Mine in B.C.ʼs west Chilcotin region.
Decision, CEAA, May 6, 2011
Infrastructure Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada have taken the following course of action on May 5, 2011 relating to the screening of the British Columbia Northwest Transmission Line Project. The authorities may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the screening report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authorities are of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.
Public Notice, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, March 18, 2011
BUTE INLET HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT - REVIEW PANEL DISBANDED
The Panel established under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (the Act) to conduct the environmental assessment of the proposed Bute Inlet Hydroelectric Project (the project) in British Columbia has been disbanded.
News Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley, August 8, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“We need aquifer mapping and a full expert panel review”, says CoalWatch
The countdown is on for people to express concerns in the opening round of public comment into the proposal for a massive coal mine in Comox Valley.
Citizens have until Sept. 20 to formally comment during this first comment period on the proposed mine as part of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s review of the project.
By Tony Pearse, TheTyee.ca, 9 Jul 2010
Prosperity mine will now argue its economic benefits, and feds will be handed a false picture.
If you read the news last week thinking a trout-rich northern British Columbia lake was "saved" from being filled with toxic tailings from the proposed Prosperity mine, you would be wrong.
Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project
Requests Comments from the Public
News Release, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, July 2, 2010
News Release, CEAA, March 25, 2010
Funding recipients are ForestEthics Canada Project, Living Oceans Society, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Kitimat Valley Naturalist Club, B.C. Wildlife Federation, United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union, Nature Canada, Dogwood Initiative, and Friends of Michel Society.
Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist, February 11, 2010
The throne speech maps out a path to lower environmental standards and a gold-rush mentality, say environmental groups.
Minister Prentice and the National Energy Board appointed Ms. Sheila A.
Leggett as the Panel chair, and Mr. Hans Matthews and Mr. Kenneth M.
Bateman as Panel members. Biographical information on the Panel chair and members is available in the accompanying backgrounder.
"BHI will be focusing on additional fisheries baseline studies and hydrology in greater depth through the spring and fall of 2010. ... Once this data has been compiled and analyzed, BHI will be in a position to re-evaluate the timeline for submitting our EIS."
Bute Hydro Inc postpones its application indefinitely
Letter to CEAA, 03-Dec-2009