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It was a sad day for many when it was announced March 20th, 2018 the BC Environmental Assessment Office had issued an environmental certificate for the Burnco Aggregate Project.  BC’s  Minister of Environment and Minister of Energy and Mines stated in their decision document they based their conclusions the project would not pose significant adverse effects.  The BC certificate imposes 25 enforceable conditions on the project, plus a number of conditions imposed by the Squamish Nation who gave support to the project in February.

Despite the conditions, we disagree with the EAO’s conclusions the project’s adverse effects will not be significant.  Most frustrating is the lack of response and answers to our specific concerns expressed during the public comment periods, meetings with MLA’s and MPs and the over 4,500 petitions and letters representing individuals opposed to the project.

What’s next:

The Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change will soon be making a decision and should the project move forward Department of Fisheries and Oceans becomes the responsible authority.

Rezoning of the land to Industrial Use for processing the material will need to go through the Sunshine Coast Regional District, a public hearing is part of the rezoning process.

We will continue to voice our concerns and inform the public of any further public comment opportunities.

Read more:

The final BC EAO reports and decision documents

Coast Reporter – Burco gets go ahead from the province

 

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  1. Cialis says:

    Thanks a lot for the post.Really thank you! Much obliged.

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