Navigation Links
Scientists find government justification of new environmental policy unfounded
Date:4/2/2013

Recent efforts by the Canadian government to curb the time allowed for environmental reviews over fears of adverse impact on economic development are misguided and unnecessary, according to research by scientists at the University of Toronto. Instead, the federal government's tinkering will only weaken environmental protection and not expedite economic growth.

The researchers found that most environmental regulatory reviews were already being completed within the arbitrary timeframes laid out in the 2012 legislation restricting the reviews of new developments.

"Even before the significant changes to federal environmental oversight introduced last year, the majority of submissions reviewed under the Fisheries Act in the previous 10 years were processed within one to two years," says Dak de Kerckhove, a PhD candidate in U of T's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. "This is the same length of time prescribed by the newly revised Canadian Environmental Assessment Act."

The federal government has justified sweeping changes to the country's environmental protection policy by stating that the review process was slow and inefficient, but provided no evidence apart from the testimony of a handful of representatives of the resource extraction and energy sectors.

So, de Kerckhove and faculty members Ken Minns and Brian Shuter examined environmental reviews from 2001 to 2011, comparing the number of requests for reviews in a particular year with the number of reviews completed in the same fiscal year. They found no evidence that regulatory review in Canada was inefficient, even when regulators had an ongoing load of over 600 projects for review at any given time.

"While it is possible that a minority of projects take longer to assess, we found no major backlogs in processing higher loads of reviews," says de Kerckhove. "And in comparison with the few examples available from the United States, Canada was much quicker
'/>"/>

Contact: Jenny Ryan
jenny.ryan@nrcresearchpress.com
Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. NYSCF scientists develop 3-D stem cell culture technique to better understand Alzheimers disease
2. UGA discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from CO2 in the atmosphere
3. UT MD Anderson scientists uncover the nuclear life of actin
4. Scientists awarded £3M to study the way Northwest European seas absorb carbon
5. Scientists reveal quirky feature of Lyme disease bacteria
6. Scientists create new tools for battling secondhand smoke
7. Academy scientists receive top honors for long-term research and training initiatives in Mongolia
8. Scientists discover reasons behind snakes shrinking heads
9. U of T scientists map genome that causes Dutch Elm Disease
10. Scientists discover novel chemical that controls cell behavior
11. 87 scientists elected to the American Academy of Microbiology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/17/2014)... is available in German . ... sperms every day in order to reproduce? And why are ... topic of the latest issue of the research journal ... evolutionary biologist Steven Ramm from Bielefeld University Bielefeld has compiled ... not unusual for a female to copulate with several males ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... wages war on the human body. Battles are ... In pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as tumor dormancy—can ... malignant, a phenomena that is poorly understood. ... laboratory of Salvatore Torquato, a Professor of Chemistry ... surrounding tumor dormancy and the switch to a ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... have challenged conventional thinking on how the bowel lining ... for how bowel cancer starts. , The researchers produced ... regenerating the ,crypts, that are a feature of the ... in bowel cancer development, a controversial finding as scientists ... Using 3D imaging technologies, Dr Chin Wee Tan and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Sperm wars 2Modeling tumor dormancy 2Cryptic clues drive new theory of bowel cancer development 2
... Researchers in Australia are developing diversionary tactics to ... those responsible for major gut infections, such as cholera, ... to complex sugar receptors displayed on the surface of ... Society for General Microbiology,s meeting at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, ...
... fat removed during liposuction conceal versatile cells that are ... stem cells, or iPS cells, than are the skin ... new study from Stanford,s School of Medicine. "We,ve identified ... co-author of the research, Michael Longaker, MD, who has ...
... Bacteria that generate significant amounts of electricity could be ... remote environments or to convert waste to electricity. Professor ... bacteria with large numbers of tiny projections called pili ... power in fuel cells than bacteria with a smooth ...
Cached Biology News:Designing probiotics that ambush gut pathogens 2'Liposuction leftovers' easily converted to IPS cells, Stanford study shows 2'Liposuction leftovers' easily converted to IPS cells, Stanford study shows 3
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Local veterinary surgeon, Dr. Tim ... study of donor stem cells for dogs with osteoarthritis. ... and has performed clinical stem cell therapy for 7 ... determine if a single injection of donor stem cells ... reduce pain and inflammation in the treated joints. ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... -- NextCODE Health, which enables clinicians and researchers to use ... announced the launch of its new genomic data analysis and ... Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting in ... apply for free beta access, visit www.nextcode.com . A ... viewed here . The Exchange: ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market report defines and ... and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to ... by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) ... the TOC of the Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market report ... It also provides a glimpse of the segmentation in ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 2014 The report "Unmanned Ground ... Security), Technology, Payload, Type & by Geography - ... global unmanned ground vehicle market into various sub ... market sizes. The report also identifies the factors ... it along with the adoption trends. , The ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cascade Veterinary Referral Center Seeks Candidates for an Investigational Study of Stem Cells for Dogs with Arthritis 2The NextCODE Exchange: The first global, real-time system for sharing full-resolution genomic data 2The NextCODE Exchange: The first global, real-time system for sharing full-resolution genomic data 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
... Plexus Corp. (Nasdaq:,PLXS), today announced it will release its fiscal 2008 ... April 23rd after,the stock market closes. Senior management will host a ... 24th at 8:30 a.m.,Eastern Time., What: ... When: Thursday, April 24th at 8:30 a.m. ...
... from Continuing Operations Driven by ... Continuing Operations of $1.3 Billion ... First Quarter 2008 GAAP EPS from Continuing Operations of $0.35 Compared ... Continuing Operations of $0.42 Compared to $0.36 ...
... Commercial Operating ... ... ; MTAX) today announced that Craig W. Philips, most recently,Vice President ... CTI with direct responsibilities for all Development and,Commercial Operations, effective August ...
Cached Biology Technology:Plexus Q2 Earnings Release on April 23rd After Market Close and Conference Call on April 24th at 8:30 am E.T. 2Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 2Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 3Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 4Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 5Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 6Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 7Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 8Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 9Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 10Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 11Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 12Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 13Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 14Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 15Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 16Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 17Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 18Strong Double-Digit Net Sales Growth and Solid Earnings Growth Highlight First Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 19Veteran Drug Industry Executive to Become President of CTI 2Veteran Drug Industry Executive to Become President of CTI 3Veteran Drug Industry Executive to Become President of CTI 4
... determinations for petroleum-based applications. Multiple solvents can be used, such as water, benzene, formamide, nitrobenzene, ... ... ... ...
Fast, sensitive quantitation of total MEK 1/2 concentration....
... ultimate in utility and flexibility press-to-seal silicone ... needs of the researcher. They are available ... as sheet material that can be easily ... are autoclavable and non-cytotoxic and can be ...
... High Sensitivity Laboratory Osmometer for 50 L samples. Operating head automatically rises at the end of determination; ... ... ... ...
Biology Products: