An approval too far: Cumulative effects must be considered prior to approving activities
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October 3rd, 2012
Environmental Law Centre
An approval too far:
Cumulative effects must be considered prior to approving activities
The Government of Alberta (GOA) has started down the road of managing cumulative effects. It won’t be easy, but the government is armed with regulatory tools. Specifically, the GOA has put in place “environmental management frameworks” (EMF) through its regional planning process, which allow it to set environmental levels to trigger regulatory and management responses and to set limits for prescribed environmental indicators. The initial forum for testing the cumulative effects management system is under the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (LARP).
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