Tag Archives: Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

NEB recommends approval of Trans Mountain Expansion Project

In what will undoubtedly prove to be a controversial move with environmental and Indigenous groups, the National Energy Board (NEB) delivered its Reconsideration report to the Government of Canada on Friday of last week, with an overall recommendation that the … Continue reading

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NEB recommends conditional approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Amid a flurry of protest from environmentalists and First Nations, the National Energy Board (NEB) has recommended that Canada’s  Governor in Council approve the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (Project), subject to 157 conditions. Controversial aspects of the recommendation include the Board’s … Continue reading

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Federal Court of Appeal dismisses appeal of Darlington nuclear refurbishment EA

In a decision issued on April 13 2016 that will disappoint many public interest groups, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal of the Federal Court’s refusal to allow a judicial review of the environmental assessment (EA)  decision under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, … Continue reading

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Public participation in federal environmental hearings: SCC refuses leave to appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused leave to appeal a challenge to the constitutionality of the public participation provisions of the National Energy Board Act. In Quarmby, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada, et al., 2015 FCA (36353), … Continue reading

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Joint Review Panel recommends approving the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project

CALGARY ― In a decision that is bound to inflame passions, the Joint Review Panel (the Panel) for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project today recommended that the federal government approve the project, subject to 209 required conditions.  The Panel’s … Continue reading

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June 27, 2012 – Canada’s Federal Budget: Sensible Streamlining or Unwarranted Removal of Environmental Protection?

After a marathon session in the lower chamber of Canada’s federal parliament last week, the Conservative government majority prevailed and the federal Budget Bill C-38 (Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act) is now working its way through the final stages … Continue reading

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