B.C. rescinds environmental assessment exemptionGovernment flip flops, admits it failed to consult First Nations
In a stunning about-face, Environment Minister Mary Polak has rescinded the environmental assessment exemption for prospective sweet natural gas processing plants and all-season ski resorts only a day after it was announced.
'The word from my elders is you treat people kind. You treat them with respect even when they're stabbing you in the back'- Fort Nelson First Nations' Chief Sharleen Gale
In a written statement, Polak acknowledges First Nations were not adequately consulted about the proposed change prior to her Tuesday announcement.
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