Environmental Assessment

Statement: Bill C-69 passes in the House

Ottawa – When House of Commons passed the Senate’s proposed amendments to Bill C-69, the federal government took an important step toward making good on its once-in-a-generation commitment to repair Canada’s broken environmental laws, says Ecojustice. Bill C-69 introduces the new Impact Assessment Act (IAA)which provides greater transparency in the environmental assessment process and more clearly-defined criteria for whether a project is in the public interest. Read more about Statement: Bill C-69 passes in the House

Call for Comments:Information Requirements and Time Management Regulations (Impact Assessment Act)

Initiative: 
Information Requirements and Time Management Regulations (Impact Assessment Act)
Deadline: 
31 May 2019

From the Impact Assessment Regulations website:

The Government of Canada is committed to putting in place better rules (External link) for major projects that protect the environment, respect Indigenous rights, and strengthen our economy. Read more about Call for Comments:Information Requirements and Time Management Regulations (Impact Assessment Act)

Call for Comments: Proposed Project List (Impact Assessment Act)

Initiative: 
Discussion Paper on the Proposed Project List
Deadline: 
31 May 2019

From the Impact Assessment Regulations website:

The Government of Canada is committed to putting in place better rules (External link) for major projects that protect the environment, respect Indigenous rights, and strengthen our economy. Read more about Call for Comments: Proposed Project List (Impact Assessment Act)

Public Comments Invited: Cascade Power Plant Project

Initiative: 
Cascade Power Plant
Deadline: 
3 Mar 2019

From the CEAA Public Notice:

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Cascade Power Plant Project, located in Yellowhead County, Alberta. Read more about Public Comments Invited: Cascade Power Plant Project

Webinar: Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development on her Fall 2018 Report

Dec 11 2018 - 11:00am
Dec 11 2018 - 12:00pm

 December 11, 2018
1-2 pm ET
This webinar is free.
 

The 2018 reports that will be discussed include:  

  • Toxic Substances - "The government does not know how well it is meeting its goal of protecting Canadians from the risk of toxic substances"
  • Protecting Marine Mammals - "The government did little to protect marine mammals from the risk of commercial fishing and navigation until recently."
  • Sustainable Development Strategies (specifically on strategic environmental assessment) - "The government does not know how well it is meeting its goal of protecting Canadians from the risk of toxic substances"
  • Environmental Petitions (with a number of interesting case studies, e.g., Agenda 2030 and nuclear liability insurance) - "Petitioners not satisfied by ministers' answers to questions about the environment and sustainable development."

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Exemptions from federal environmental review for oil and gas projects unjustified, say environmental groups

Ensuring federal assessment of high-carbon projects is critical if Canada is to step up Paris Agreement ambitions at COP 24

OTTAWA – Some of Canada’s largest and most polluting industrial projects may get a free pass on federal review under a new law if the government capitulates to industry demands, warn leading environmental groups. The groups are calling on Canada to expand the list of projects it reviews to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental damage from proposed industrial development are minimized. Read more about Exemptions from federal environmental review for oil and gas projects unjustified, say environmental groups

Public Notice: Grassy Mountain Coal Project — Public Comments Invited

Initiative: 
Grassy Mountain Coal Project
Deadline: 
21 Jan 2019

November 5, 2018 – The Joint Review Panel for the Grassy Mountain Coal Project announces today the start of a comment period on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the Addenda submitted by Benga Mining Limited related to the environmental assessment of the project. Read more about Public Notice: Grassy Mountain Coal Project — Public Comments Invited

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