Feds ‘gut’ environmental assessments: Changes in budget could mean less scrutiny in oilsands

Feds ‘gut’ environmental assessments: Changes in budget could mean less scrutiny in oilsands

Apr 03, 2010 06:00 am | By Kevin Ma | St. Albert Gazette

The public is at risk of another Walkerton if the government passes proposed changes to the federal environmental assessment act, says a major environmental group.

The federal government proposed changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act last week. Unusually, the changes were buried in a bill related to this year’s budget.

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