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Morrison Copper/Gold Mine not granted an environmental assessment certificate
An environmental assessment certificate will not be issued to Pacific Booker Minerals Incorporated (PBM) for the Morrison Copper/Gold Project, following a decision by George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and Bruce Ralston, Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.
The company proposed an open-pit copper, gold and molybdenum mine and ancillary facilities with a project footprint of 2,028 hectares and production of 30,000 tonnes per day, located approximately 65 kilometres northeast of Smithers. The proposed mine site was located on the territory of the Lake Babine Nation and upstream of the territories of the Gitanyow and Gitxsan First Nations. A portion of the proposed transmission line was on the territory of Yekooche First Nation.
PBM first applied for an environmental assessment certificate in 2010, which was refused by ministers in 2012 on the recommendation of the executive director of the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO).
Ministers determined that:
- There is potential to affect a unique wild sockeye salmon population that contributes to the Skeena River sockeye;
- The potential for long-term liability for the province and risk to the environment were not acceptable in this case; and,
- There is insufficient data about Morrison Lake and the potential diminished long-term water quality in Morrison Lake was not an acceptable risk.
PBM initiated a judicial review of the decision and in December 2013 the B.C. Supreme Court set aside the 2012 decision and directed that the application for an environmental assessment certificate be reconsidered because the proponent did not have the opportunity to review and comment on the EAO executive director’s recommendations that were provided to ministers for decision.
Ministers began a reconsideration of the application and considered the views of PBM on the EAO executive director’s recommendation. In August 2014, the Minister of Environment suspended the reconsideration process to allow the EAO to seek the views of PBM and Indigenous Nations on the report of the Independent Expert Engineering Investigation and Review Panel into the failure of the tailings pond at the Mount Polley Mine to further inform the ministers’ decision.
On July 7, 2015, following the reconsideration process, the ministers ordered the project to undergo further assessment to collect additional baseline information and analysis to ensure a thorough and accurate analysis of the project’s risks to water quality, salmon and the broader environment. The Further Assessment Order issued by ministers laid out the information PBM would need to provide to continue development of the project. The first step was to submit a satisfactory draft Supplemental Application Information Requirements (SAIR) document. Between 2016 and 2021, PBM submitted three draft SAIRs that did not meet the requirements set out in the Further Assessment Order.
To address the lack of progress, the EAO proposed options for progressing or completing the further assessment process and engaged with PBM, Lake Babine, Gitanyow, Gitxsan and Yekooche First Nations. The consensus option with all parties was a preference for or a non-objection to the Further Assessment Order being rescinded. The Further Assessment Order was rescinded on Dec. 2, 2021, and the decision materials from 2015 were resubmitted to ministers for a decision on whether to issue an environmental assessment certificate for the Morrison Copper/Gold Project.
As PBM has not submitted additional information to demonstrate that risks to water quality and fish can be suitably mitigated by the Morrison Copper/Gold Project, the ministers have decided not to issue an environmental assessment certificate.
To view the ministers’ reasons for decision and other information on the project, please visit the project page on the EAO website: https://www.projects.eao.gov.bc.ca/p/588510b4aaecd9001b81467b/
BC releases results of oil and gas royalty review public engagement
The majority of British Columbians who participated in the oil and gas royalty review public engagement are in favour of a revamped royalty system that puts the interests of British Columbians first and eliminates outdated, inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies, according to results published in a followup What We Heard report.
“The message is clear: What may have worked 30 years ago does not work today and a new approach is essential for our future,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. “I want to thank everyone who took the time to participate, helping to shape the way we move forward.”
The review of B.C.’s oil and gas royalty system is a mandate commitment for the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. As part of the review, the Province commissioned an independent assessment of the current royalty system. A subsequent discussion paper was released in November 2021, which began the public engagement process that concluded in December.
The Province gathered feedback from 938 respondents through the EngageBC website, 4,632 emails and 98 written submissions.
The survey asked questions about respondents’ understanding of the oil and natural gas industry in B.C., and specific questions regarding the Independent Assessment and Discussion Paper (e.g., level of agreement with the conclusions of the independent assessment, opinions on overarching goals for the Royalty Review Project, alternative royalty structures, and transitioning to a new royalty framework).
The majority of participants, at 77%, agreed with the conclusions of the government-commissioned independent assessment that the natural gas royalty framework is outdated and needs comprehensive reform with environmental protection being the most important overarching goal. More than half of respondents also felt transitioning to a new royalty structure should be a priority.
The outcome of the royalty review is expected this spring.
The Royalty Review Engagement What We Heard report can be found here: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/app/uploads/sites/121/2022/01/Royalty-Review-WWH-Report-Jan2022.pdf
For more information about the Province’s Royalty Review, visit: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/royaltyreview
Facts about the oil and gas royalty review survey
- Most respondents (73%) reported living and/or working in the Lower Mainland/southwest and Vancouver Island/coast regions.
- The North Coast and Nechako region had the lowest representation among respondents at 2%.
- Over 90% of those taking the survey identified as a member of the public with no affiliation to an interest group.
- B.C.’s current royalty system was set up nearly three decades ago with the Petroleum and Natural Gas Royalty and Freehold Production Tax Regulation.
- The way natural gas is produced has changed significantly over this time, as have market conditions, drilling technology and costs, and global concerns on the need to address climate change.
- The Deep Well Royalty Program was created in 2003 and initially intended to offset higher drilling and completion costs incurred by wells that are considered particularly deep.
- Royalty credits reduce royalties payable to the Crown when production occurs.
Strengthening protections for Canadians and the environment from harmful chemicals and pollutants
Canadians expect their government to protect their health and the environment from harmful chemicals and other toxic pollutants. Today, the Government of Canada took an important step forward to do just that.
The Government introduced in the Senate the bill Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act, which would modernize the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) for the first time in twenty years and make related amendments to the Food and Drugs Act.
CEPA is Canada’s cornerstone federal environmental protection law that protects Canadians and the environment. Over the years, CEPA has been used to prevent plastic microbeads from entering our water, ban asbestos, and prohibit the use of BPA (bisphenol A) in baby bottles. By reintroducing this bill, the Government will strengthen and update CEPA, to keep pace with the evolving science around the risks associated with harmful chemicals and pollutants.
First, the bill introduces a right to a healthy environment for the first time in a federal statute in Canada. The framework to implement this right would be developed with the participation of Canadians. This right would lead to strong protections for Canadians no matter who they are or where they live, emphasizing the protection of vulnerable Canadians who may be more predominantly exposed to harmful chemicals. Everyone deserves a healthy place to live.
The bill would also encourage businesses to transition to the production and use of chemicals that are safer for the environment and human health. The bill would require the development of a new plan of chemicals management priorities and would propose a new regime to manage toxic substances of highest risk. With the proposed amendments, CEPA would require that risk assessments consider real life exposure to the cumulative effects of substances on Canadians or the environment. Proposed amendments would also lead to the creation of a new publicly available Watch List so Canadians and businesses could see which substances they may wish to avoid.
This modernization of CEPA will be an important step for the Government of Canada towards the continued protection of people’s health and the environment.
“All Canadians expect and deserve a healthy environment. This bill is a big step towards strengthening the protection of Canadians’ health and the health of the lakes, rivers, lands, and forests we all love. And by making this bill one of our Government’s top legislative priorities, we are giving ourselves the best chance to see it ratified into law this Parliament. I encourage all Parliamentarians to work together to see this bill passed into law for Canadians as soon as possible.”
– The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
“Science on chemicals and their effects on human health have progressed immensely since CEPA was last amended twenty years ago. Strengthening CEPA to bring it in line with what we know today about the risks associated with exposure to chemicals will better protect the environment and the health of all Canadians, particularly our most vulnerable.”
– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health
“I am excited and honoured to sponsor the Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act. This legislation can help us all become better stewards of our environment, making Canada a better place for us and the generations that follow.”
– Senator Stan Kutcher
The Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act was initially introduced in the forty-third Parliament in April 2021 as Bill C-28. It has been reintroduced today in the Senate as Bill S-5.
CEPA has had real impacts on the lives of Canadians and on the environment. Over the years, actions under CEPA have
- prevented the release of plastic microbeads from toiletries that wash down household drains and contribute to plastic pollution in oceans, rivers, and lakes;
- banned asbestos and products containing asbestos, as exposure to asbestos fibres is known to cause cancer and other diseases;
- taken action on BPA (bisphenol A) by banning the manufacture, importation, sale, or advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles that contain BPA.
The Government will begin consultations with Canadians on a number of actions to be taken under existing Acts, including on proposed amendments to enhance supply chain transparency and strengthen mandatory labelling, on updates to regulations on products of biotechnology and on proposed amendments to the Cosmetic Regulations.
How Canadian recycling could be fuelling pollution in India
(Source: CBC News) In October 2021, a Belgian environmental inspector opened a container at the port of Antwerp that, according to its manifest, was supposed to contain bales of mixed paper waste from Canada.
It was one of 20 containers from the Saint-Michel recycling centre in Montreal that were destined for India.
“Oh it really stinks!” said Marc de Strooper, taken aback by the stench of garbage.
As he looked closer, de Strooper found a mess of broken glass, old clothes, metal debris, broken toys and used medical masks. He also saw paper bales that contained a large quantity of difficult-to-recycle plastic bags.
“Canada is known as a beautiful country with lots of nature lovers. I don’t understand how they can produce garbage like this,” de Strooper said. He stopped the containers from moving on to their destination and they still sit at the port.
Canada has become one of the biggest exporters of recyclable paper to India — with Quebec and the city of Montreal sending much of their mixed paper waste to that country.
An investigation by Radio-Canada’s Enquête shows that much of what is supposed to be paper actually contains tonnes of plastic bags, some of which litter the Indian landscape, and are often burned as a source of fuel.
Rules around the international plastic waste trade were tightened a few years after China closed its borders to most foreign recycling in 2018.
That waste then flooded countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. It caused a series of scandals and those nations severely restricted plastic imports.
Canadian companies still export large amounts of mixed paper that are often contaminated with plastic. Some appear to ignore international plastic restrictions — with few penalties when they are caught.
Over the last five years, 123 paper-and-plastic bales were returned to Canada because they did not meet standards, yet the federal government has only issued six warning letters.
India, with lax inspection in some of its ports and a huge appetite for paper fibre, has become an attractive destination for Canadian recycling, with roughly 500,000 tonnes of mixed paper bales exported there between April 2019 and 2021.
By law, these bales can include junk mail, office paper and paperboard packaging. Although Indian rules say they can have only two per cent contamination, some of the bales entering are stuffed with large amounts of hard-to-recycle plastic.
The city of Montreal is considered among the worst offenders when it comes to shipping off contaminated bales of paper.
The city’s two recycling centres — in Lachine and Saint-Michel — average between 20 and 26 per cent contamination, according to numbers provided by the city.
“If you have 25 per cent of a bale’s mass that is not paper, there were major defects when the bale was collected,” said Marc Olivier, a professor in management of residual materials at a Quebec research centre, the Centre de transfert technologique en écologie industrielle in Sorel-Tracy, Que.
According to de Strooper, this paper should not be classified as recyclable but rather as mixed waste or hard-to-recycle plastic, the import of which is prohibited in countries like India without their prior consent. He has formally requested that the Italian-based paper dealer send the shipment back to Canada.
“What will they do with the non paper waste (in India), could it end up being dumped or burned out in the open?” De Strooper said.
Using Indian export-import databases, Radio-Canada followed paper shipments to see where some of the thousands of containers sent from Canada to India ended up.
The search led the Enquête team three hours north of the capital Delhi, to the city of Muzaffarnagar. On its outskirts are 30 paper mills, many of which use subcontractors to sort plastic in the open air.
In the five sorting areas visited, the journalists found easily recognized Canadian and Quebec packaging and bags including Publi-sacs, President’s Choice, Indigo, Québon, Métro, and Cashmere toilet paper.
Mostly female, low-caste workers earning just over three dollars a day for sorting the plastic described their work.
“If you can get used to it, it’s fine,” said one of the workers. But off-camera, the sorters said the work is gruelling and the salary insufficient to support their families.
The plastic comes to them from local paper factories where it is separated and sent for further sorting. The hard plastic — drink bottles, containers and and food packages — are sent for recycling.
Local villagers say the soft plastic is burned secretly at night by the paper mills or plants that make jaggery, a form of sugar. The plastic, they say, is a much cheaper fuel source of energy than wood.
“It costs next to nothing,” said local farmer and finance worker Rahul Kumar from the nearby village of Chandpur. “One or two rupees per kilo [of plastic], while wood costs 30 to 40 rupees more.”
With a group of friends, Kumar, whose land lies close to several mills, began to identify the diseases that they suspect are linked to this pollution. They collected the medical records of people who had respiratory problems, asthma, skin diseases and cancers.
In an email, the Muzaffarnagar Pollution Control Board confirmed it has imposed fines for the illegal storage of plastic and open burning on several industries.
On the other hand, it said that only one paper manufacturer has been fined since 2019 for burning plastic. However, from official documents and media reports, Radio-Canada found at least two other instances where local officials intervened to stop paper mills from burning plastic.
At the base of a hill used by one of the paper mills to dump its ashes, Radio-Canada also found burnt plastic debris.
A 2019 report by the Center for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies cites the burning of plastic as a major malpractice in the paper industry.
Industry officials insist though that the plastic is disposed of properly.
“We give our plastic to the cement works,” said Pankajj Agarwaal, the representative of the Association of Paper Manufacturers in the region. “It is burned in good environmental conditions. It doesn’t cause any problems.”
Experts acknowledge that plastic is burned under more controlled conditions in cement plants, however the practice remains controversial due to its environmental impact.
A world away
Meanwhile, Ricova, the company that runs Montreal’s two recycling plants, says that it cannot control what happens in India. It also says that its partners treat plastic responsibly.
“The regulations are not as strong there as they are here,” says Dominic Colubriale, president of Ricova. “It may be that people may make a mess in certain places…[but] I think we do business with people who are responsible.”
“I know that part of the plastic is burned but it is done legally [and used as fuel] in cement plants,” Colubriale said.
Colubriale also says that the material he sends overseas is relatively clean and that customers tell the company there is less contamination than the city of Montreal has reported.
“I think there may be something wrong in how they are doing their evaluations,” Colubriale said of the Montreal reports.
But Montreal points out that it was Ricova that picked the firm that analyzes the quality of the materials that come out of the Saint-Michel recycling plant and evaluates the level of contamination.
A problematic sorting plant
“We know that Saint-Michel has technological challenges,” says Marie-Andrée Mauger, a Montreal borough mayor who sits on its executive committee.
The city also points out that Ricova only took possession of the old centre of Saint-Michel in 2020, when it bought the assets of the previous operator, which had gone bankrupt.
In November 2021, Ricova installed new equipment in hopes of lowering levels of contamination for mixed paper. Mauger says the city now expects better performance from the sorting centre.
But the more modern sorting centre in Lachine which opened in 2019, has a similarly high contamination rate averaging 20 per cent. Ricova attributes this poor performance to faulty sorting equipment. The company filed a lawsuit in 2021 against the manufacturer, asking for $5.5 million to buy new machinery.
Mauger also says that the city does not have any way of tracing where the paper ends up when it is sold.
She was unaware that India’s legal limit for paper contamination was two per cent and that Montreal was sending paper with over 10 times that level of contamination.
Both the federal and provincial governments say that reforms they have introduced will eventually reduce plastic consumption at the consumer level, but that won’t happen until 2025.
In the meantime Marc De Strooper continues his fight against dirty Canadian recycling.
“It breaks my heart, but all I can do is send the cargo back to Canada.”
Fracking: UK’s only shale gas wells to be sealed and abandoned
(Source: BBC News) The UK’s only two shale gas wells are to be abandoned after the industry regulator ordered them to be sealed.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) ordered that they now be plugged with concrete.
The site’s owners, energy firm Cuadrilla, said the decision was “ridiculous” amid rising gas prices.
The wells at Preston New Road were the first to frack horizontally onshore in the UK – a process which releases gas from shale rock.
The process has been controversial and test drilling has been hit by many delays and protests, including one which lasted just short of 100 hours.
After an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 was recorded near to the site in August 2019, it was concluded by the OGA it was not possible to predict the size of tremors caused by the practice.
The following November, the government halted fracking and exploration with immediate effect.
Cuadrilla’s chief executive Francis Egan said the OGA order “had not been properly thought through” amid an “energy crisis”.
“It will be incredibly costly and difficult to rectify this mistake,” he said.
“What is more ridiculous is that leaving our own shale gas in the ground will make reducing global emissions even harder.
“Shale gas from the North of England has the potential to meet the UK’s energy needs for decades to come, yet ministers have chosen now, at the height of an energy crisis, to take us to this point.”
However, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said shale gas from fracking was “not a short-term fix” and was “still unproven as a resource in the UK”.
He said the development of domestic energy sources “must be safe and cause minimal disruption and damage to those living and working nearby”.
“We ended support for fracking based on scientific evidence so any further development would need to go through the necessary processes,” he said.
He added that even if the moratorium “were lifted tomorrow, there’s unlikely to be sufficient quantities of gas available to address the high prices affecting all of Europe and would have no impact on prices in the short term”.
Prof Richard Davies, of Newcastle University, said fracking in the UK was “only ever going to be a small contributor to our use of gas”.
He said there was a “lack of acceptance from people and a supply chain that was big enough to bring costs down”.
Susan Holliday, who lives near the site, told BBC North West Tonight the decision to plug the wells was a “step forward”, but “it was not the end” of fracking in the area.
“The site has to be decommissioned and there is no news on that yet,” she added.
(Source: Canadian Press) CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly $725 million in federal funding is available this fiscal year to 22 states and the Navajo Nation for the reclamation of abandoned coal mines and cleanup of acid mine drainage, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Monday.
The funding is included in President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package and is part of an overall plan to spend $11.3 billion in the U.S. abandoned mine lands program over 15 years.
Reclamation of shuttered coal mine sites is considered crucial to preventing environmental pollution and returning land to its natural setting. Contaminants can seep into waterways and harm wildlife if not properly handled after a mine closes.
The funding is considered key to removing toxic metals and returning fish and wildlife to waterways that haven’t been vibrant for decades.
“In community after community, this legacy pollution was left behind by industry, and it poorly impacts our quality of life, from contaminated drinking water systems to playgrounds and schoolyards,” former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, picked by Biden last year to supervise the president’s infrastructure plan, said during a conference call.
“And rather than point the finger, President Biden said let’s do something about it.”
The funding will help pay for projects that treat acid mine drainage to improve water quality, restore mine-damaged water supplies, close dangerous mine shafts and reclaim unstable slopes. Land also can be converted for recreational and other economic redevelopment uses, such as manufacturing.
States will be required to prioritize projects that hire displaced coal workers. The funding is tied to hiring union labor, which Landrieu said is “not an absolute mandate in all circumstances, but there is a heavy recommendation.”
Pennsylvania is eligible for $245 million and West Virginia about $141 million. Other significant amounts include $75 million for Illinois, $74 million for Kentucky and $46 million for Ohio. The Interior Department will advise states in the coming weeks how to apply for the funding.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said 43 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties are affected by abandoned coal mining. West Virginia, the nation’s second-largest coal producer, has such sites scattered across the state. And Illinois has 590 unfunded mine reclamation projects in its inventory with an estimated cost of at least $156 million.
Thousands of coal jobs have been lost in the past decade as companies and utilities explore using other energy sources, and a growing number of mining companies have shut down. The federal Abandoned Mine Reclamation fund relied on fees paid by coal companies based on the coal tonnage produced, but that’s been declining over time.
The problem is so profound in West Virginia that state lawmakers have proposed an insurance program to cover the costs of cleaning them up. A bill in the state Senate would establish a new private company to issue performance bonds to help companies pay for reclamation.
“For too long, our health, our waterways, and our lands have been threatened by the toxic pollution left behind by coal companies,” said Angie Rosser, executive director of West Virginia Rivers Coalition.
Wyoming, the largest U.S. coal producing state, will receive just $9.6 million. Officials said the funding is tied to environmental degradation from before the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. Though Wyoming’s coal industry is over a century old and some underground mines in the state still need reclaiming, most reclamation work has occurred at the relatively new surface mines in operation after the act’s passage. The funding is based on tons of coal historically produced before the legislation.
The funding follows last week’s announcement that $1.15 billion is available to states from Biden’s infrastructure package to clean up orphaned U.S. oil and gas wells.
Vice President Kamala Harris hinted at a federal reclamation push last year during interviews with local news outlets in West Virginia. She misspoke on some details, referring to “abandoned land mines” instead of “abandoned mine lands” in coal country.
Koalas: Australia lists marsupial as endangered species
(Source: BBC News) Australia has listed the koala as an endangered species across most of its east coast, after a dramatic decline in numbers.
The once-thriving marsupial has been ravaged by land clearing, bushfires, drought, disease and other threats.
The federal government said the listing was for Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
It has been urged to do more to protect koalas from rapidly diminishing habitats and climate change.
The species was listed as “vulnerable” in those states and territory only in 2012. Despite the rapid deterioration, governments have been accused of dithering.
“This listing adds priority when it comes to the conservation of the koala,” Environment Minister Sussan Ley said on Friday.
She said officials were designing a recovery plan, and land development applications would now be assessed for impacts on the species.
Last year, a New South Wales inquiry found koalas would be extinct there by 2050 unless there was urgent action.
It estimated the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20 had killed 5,000 koalas and affected 24% of habitats in New South Wales alone.
Australia’s biggest Koala conservation group says that there may now only be as few as 50,000 of the animals left in the wild.
“Koalas have gone from no-listing to vulnerable to endangered within a decade. That is a shockingly fast decline,” said conservation scientist Stuart Blanch from WWF-Australia.
“Today’s decision is welcome, but it won’t stop koalas from sliding towards extinction unless it’s accompanied by stronger laws and landholder incentives to protect their forest homes.”
Scientists warn that climate change will also exacerbate bushfires and drought, and reduce the quality of the animal’s eucalyptus leaf diet.
Koalas are also found in South Australia and Victoria but their numbers are on the decline nationally, according to conservation groups.
New ESAA Member Benefit: Add Your Event to the ESAA Calendar
ESAA is pleased to announce a new feature of our website. ESAA Members and non-profit environment related organizations and associations can now add their upcoming webinars, workshops and conferences to our website.
To add an event, visit: https://esaa.org/events/ and click the Add Community Event link.
Once you click the link, there will be a short form to complete with your event details. Once you submit the link, it will go through a manual review process and should appear in the calendar during the same day.
There is no charge for members or non-profit organizations to submit events.
Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology (BEST) Conference
May 25, 2022 – May 27, 2022
The British Columbia Environment Industry Association’s BEST Conference attracts environmental professionals to Whistler, BC every May for two days of technical sessions, networking opportunities, and a sponsor trade show. The 2022 Conference will be the 8th time BEST has taken place
To Register: http://bceia.com/best/
New Dates: CLRA Alberta Chapter 2022 AGM & Conferenc
May 3-5, 2022
The Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) will be hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference in Red Deer, Alberta from Tuesday, May 3 to Thursday, May 5, 2022.
The conference consists of:
Register Now: https://pheedloop.com/CLRAAB2022/site/home/
CLRA Webinar: A New Approach to Rapid Closure for Inactive Sites
February 24, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM MST
CLRA Members: FREE
All registrations fees are donated to Western Sky Land Trust
Hosted by: CLRA Alberta Chapter
This year’s event is once again in person and taking place at the Delta Saskatoon Downtown on March 23-24, 2022.
In addition to SustainTech, SEIMA will be presenting a half day Risk Assessment Workshop on March 23rd.
SustainTech continues to be a well-attended conference that promotes sustainability and environmental responsibility and brings together industry, academia, consultants, and regulators to share ideas on new developments and technologies that help us make a better and more sustainable world.
The conference highlights the latest environmental practices and technologies from industry, consultants, and regulators to address sustainability issues over the lifecycle of Saskatchewan’s principal resource sectors, including agriculture, mining, and oil and gas.
For more details: https://www.seima.sk.ca/sustaintech
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