Environment or economy? The divergent perceptions of the purpose of environmental assessments

Environment or economy? The divergent perceptions of the purpose of environmental assessments

2/28/2013

This blog was triggered by a recent media report that a mining company in BC was planning to sue the BC government over the refusal to issue an environmental assessment certificate for a project.  It was a reminder of the divergent perceptions of why we undertake environmental assessments (EA).

On the one side we have those (like many environmental groups) viewing EA as a tool to inform environmental decision making; a mechanism to determine whether a project should proceed.

Read “Environment or economy? The divergent perceptions of the purpose of environmental assessments” on the ELC blog.

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