The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change (the Minister), has issued her environmental assessment Decision Statement for the BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project (the Project). The Minister concluded, after taking into consideration the implementation of mitigation measures, that the Project is not likely to result in significant adverse environmental effects.
Link to Minister’s Decision Statement: here
Link to News Release: here
“Our government is committed to protecting the environment while growing our economy. This finding was based on rigorous science, extensive consultation with Indigenous groups and a diversity of Canadians, and input from experts across various disciplines. We are confident the mitigation measures outlined for this project will allow it to move forward in a way that protects the environment, while supporting the local economy and creating good middle-class jobs.”
— The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
This now concludes the environmental assessment process for the Project and gives BURNCO the green light to proceed with regulatory permits to construct and operate the Project.