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West Coast and NWI Launch North Coast Community Dialogue Session Series on LNG and Cumulative Impacts Management

18 December, 2014

On December 11, West Coast Environmental Law, along with the Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research (NWI), co-hosted the first of a series of community dialogue sessions on LNG and cumulative impacts management.  We held the opening session in Prince Rupert last week and were moved by the depth of knowledge, thoughtfulness and concern that participants brought to the session.  The objective of the event was to bring together First Nations, concerned citizens, business owners, health workers, local governments and non-profit organizations to begin to talk about the overall picture of LNG development in the region. 

On December 11, West Coast Environmental Law, along with the Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research (NWI), co-hosted the first of a series of community dialogue sessions on LNG and cumulative impacts management.  We held the opening session in Prince Rupert last week and were moved by the depth of knowledge, thoughtfulness and concern that participants brought to the session.  The objective of the event was to br

Comparing Prosperity Mine Assessments

28 July, 2011

On 20 July 2011, only a week after a recent audit into the post-certification stage of B.C.’s environmental assessment process, the Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research released a report by long-time environmental lawyer, Mark Haddock, and funded through our Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund, comparing the British Columbia and Federal Environmental Assessments for the controversial Prosperity Mine.  By comparing-and-contrasting the results reached on each of 8 environmental impacts which the federal process identified as "significant", Haddock identifies 9 differences between the two environmental assessment processes which may help to explain and account for the two very different outcomes.

In terms of news about Environmental Assessment, it never rains but it pours. 

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