Achieving the Vision for Next Generation Environmental Assessment in BC: How Does BC's Discussion Paper on Environmental Assessment Measure Up?

Environmental Assessment, BC Environmental Assessment
Gavin Smith, Staff Lawyer

The BC government recently released its Environmental Assessment Revitalization Discussion Paper, which sets out proposals for what a new assessment process could look like and seeks public feedback.

In this backgrounder, West Coast analyzes the Discussion Paper against the Vision for Next-Generation Environmental Assessment in BC, which has been signed onto by a number of citizen groups and organizations across the province. Each of the 14 recommendations in the Vision are compared to the proposals in the Discussion Paper, including a summary of key positives and key areas to strengthen.

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