May 30, 2018 - 6:00 AM EDT
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Fraser Institute Media Advisory: Will changes to the environmental assessment process make energy projects—including pipelines—less political? New study coming Thursday, May 31

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, May 31, in the midst of the Trans Mountain pipeline saga, the Fraser Institute will release a new study on the environmental assessment of proposed resource development projects in Canada.

Federal Reforms and the Empty Shell of Environmental Assessment spotlights proposed Trudeau government reforms (contained in Bill C-69) to the environmental assessment of major resource development projects, such as dams and oil and gas pipelines, and whether or not the changes will make the process less arbitrary and political.

Bill C-69 is currently up for third and final reading in Parliament.

A news release with additional information will be issued via GlobeNewswire on Thursday, May 31 at 5:00 a.m. (Eastern).

MEDIA CONTACT:
Bruce Pardy, Professor of Law
Queen’s University

Kenneth Green, Senior Director, Natural Resource Studies
Fraser Institute

To arrange media interviews or for more information, please contact:
Bryn Weese, Media Relations Specialist
Fraser Institute
Tel: (604) 688-0221 ext. 589
E-mail: [email protected]

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship and choice on their well-being. To protect the Institute’s independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit www.fraserinstitute.org

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Source: GlobeNewswire (May 30, 2018 - 6:00 AM EDT)

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