Federal/Provincial Environmental Assessment Processes

Year
2011
Category
Statute Changes
NCLGA Ref#
B25
UBCM Ref#
B168
NCLGA Rating
Honourable Mention
UBCM Rating
Honourable Mention

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership - Defeated by the UBCM Membership

Details

WHEREAS British Columbia and Canada have differing legislative responsibilities and utilize separate environmental assessment processes to support their respective roles in approving major resource developments;

AND WHEREAS the use of separate environmental assessment processes results in a fragmented and disconnected evaluation of impacts and places an excessive burden on development proponents:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and UBCM encourage British Columbia and Canada to amalgamate their environmental impact assessment processes for major resource developments.