Thursday, January 19, 2012

Silverbirch/Teck Oil Sands Mine referred to independent review panel (CNW)

  • January 19, 2012 4:15 PM
  • - General
  • - Environmental Products & Services
Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project - Environmental Assessment Referral to Review Panel and Availability of Funding
OTTAWAJan. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) today announced the referral of the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project in northern Alberta to an environmental assessment by an independent review panel.
The Minister's decision follows a recommendation from the Agency. The decision to refer the project to a review panel was made after considering the project's potential for significant adverse effects on the environment.
The federal government is committed to working with Alberta to coordinate provincial and federal environmental assessment requirements.

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