CoalWatch News, March 2 2016
During debate on the Ministry of Environment Budget Estimates on March 1, the MLA for Alberni-Qualicum, Scott Fraser, asked Environment Minister Mary Polack:
"When will this environmental assessment [for the Raven Underground Mine Project] be brought to a close?"
Minister Polack replied:
"The member outlined the timeline on this project. The environmental assessment office can, as a result of this time delay, decide to update the information requirements, or they can choose to terminate the environmental assessment. That's allowable to them under the Environmental Assessment Act. They intend, I am advised, to make those decisions by the end of March - so, the end of this month."
Click here for the Hansard transcript of this discussion. It begins at 1805 (using the time index on the right side of the transcript).