Bill 51 contains a number of reforms and amendments that will change the way mines, dams and pipelines are reviewed and approved in BC.
Natural Resources minister says key is building trust in regulatory processes and engaging affected parties early.
The project would increase tanker traffic seven-fold in Burrard Inlet off Metro Vancouver’s coast.
A case dealing with whether Canada’s spy agency overstepped the law in monitoring environmental activists will be open to the public.
Opposition United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney accused Premier Rachel Notley’s government of failing Alberta.
One critic says approval process is tainted by the fact that the government insists the project it now owns will be built no matter what.
Feds want to have the pipeline’s fate decided within the next six to eight months.
Judicial rulings affecting Keystone XL and Trans Mountain pipeline creating uncertainty.
Bill C-48 would indefinitely ban most oil tankers loading or unloading anywhere on the BC north coast.
The feds will take over construction, likely in August, with a view to eventually selling the whole thing down the road.
Canadian oil producers will lose $15.8 billion in revenue this year.
A lack of capacity to cheaply transport crude is costing Canada billions.
Ability to expand export markets beyond North America key to competitiveness.
Refinery with a carbon capture is processing upgraded synthetic crude now, moving to processing raw bitumen soon.
BC premier says the province will test its jurisdiction on environmental and economic grounds.