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Worry is growing over cuts to environment

Worry is growing over cuts to environment (http://www2.canada.com/courierislander/news/story.html?id=3d0e8ccb-7334-4caf-b077-b6722393ca73)

Fears are growing that developments such as independent power projects, shellfish farms on beaches and marina expansions are likely to be built without oversight as the federal government cuts back on environmental assessments.

….”There could be a significant effect with multiple projects in a small area like Vancouver Island,” he said. “The whole reason for an environmental assessment is to be able to find out how all those things interact.”

The changes could be even more devastating when combined with federal cuts to other environmental protections such as the Fisheries Act, Paterson said.

Courier-Islander
Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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