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Environmental assessments of northwest B.C. resource projects fall short: report (Terrace Standard )

A recently released auditor general report that addresses how the province is managing the environmental assessments of proposed natural resources projects – and uses the Skeena region as its focus area – says the government has a lot more work to do when it comes to monitoring and managing the cumulative effects of those projects.

Auditor general Carol Bellringer's May 26 report concludes that while the government has taken steps to improve and clarify parts of the environmental assessment process, plans to look at the combined effects and interactions of development, not just each project in isolation, have too long of a timeline for implementation and fuzzy details.

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