Environment or economy? The divergent perceptions of the purpose of environmental assessments
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February 28th, 2013
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Environment or economy?
The divergent perceptions of the purpose of environmental assessments
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…
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