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Ottawa will not commit to federal assessment of Northern Pulp plan – CBC

Aug 14, 2019

‘We’re still evaluating whether a federal assessment is necessary’

The federal government is not committing to an environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s plans to pump treated effluent from their plant into the Northumberland Strait.

“We’re still evaluating whether a federal assessment is necessary,” Catherine McKenna, federal minister responsible for environment and climate change told Island Morning host Mitch Cormier.

There have been calls from fishermen and First Nations in Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and New Brunswick for a federal assessment on Northern Pulp’s plan to pump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.

The King government is also calling for Ottawa to show strong leadership on the issue.

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