February 9, 2012
In this article, David Hunter, Nalin Sahni and George McKibbon (McKibbon Wakefield Inc.) discuss The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (“MNDM”) revised Draft Class Environmental Assessment for Mining (the “Mining Class EA”).
The Mining Class EA replaces two declaration orders on discretionary land tenure decision-making and mine rehabilitation. While the main purpose behind the Mining Class EA is to reduce the environmental impact of mining, those that hoped this document would help resolve competing land use issues and facilitate mining exploration and development may be disappointed.
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