Navigation Links
Scientists find government justification of new environmental policy unfounded
Date:4/2/2013

Recent efforts by the Canadian government to curb the time allowed for environmental reviews over fears of adverse impact on economic development are misguided and unnecessary, according to research by scientists at the University of Toronto. Instead, the federal government's tinkering will only weaken environmental protection and not expedite economic growth.

The researchers found that most environmental regulatory reviews were already being completed within the arbitrary timeframes laid out in the 2012 legislation restricting the reviews of new developments.

"Even before the significant changes to federal environmental oversight introduced last year, the majority of submissions reviewed under the Fisheries Act in the previous 10 years were processed within one to two years," says Dak de Kerckhove, a PhD candidate in U of T's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. "This is the same length of time prescribed by the newly revised Canadian Environmental Assessment Act."

The federal government has justified sweeping changes to the country's environmental protection policy by stating that the review process was slow and inefficient, but provided no evidence apart from the testimony of a handful of representatives of the resource extraction and energy sectors.

So, de Kerckhove and faculty members Ken Minns and Brian Shuter examined environmental reviews from 2001 to 2011, comparing the number of requests for reviews in a particular year with the number of reviews completed in the same fiscal year. They found no evidence that regulatory review in Canada was inefficient, even when regulators had an ongoing load of over 600 projects for review at any given time.

"While it is possible that a minority of projects take longer to assess, we found no major backlogs in processing higher loads of reviews," says de Kerckhove. "And in comparison with the few examples available from the United States, Canada was much quicker
'/>"/>

Contact: Jenny Ryan
jenny.ryan@nrcresearchpress.com
Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. NYSCF scientists develop 3-D stem cell culture technique to better understand Alzheimers disease
2. UGA discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from CO2 in the atmosphere
3. UT MD Anderson scientists uncover the nuclear life of actin
4. Scientists awarded £3M to study the way Northwest European seas absorb carbon
5. Scientists reveal quirky feature of Lyme disease bacteria
6. Scientists create new tools for battling secondhand smoke
7. Academy scientists receive top honors for long-term research and training initiatives in Mongolia
8. Scientists discover reasons behind snakes shrinking heads
9. U of T scientists map genome that causes Dutch Elm Disease
10. Scientists discover novel chemical that controls cell behavior
11. 87 scientists elected to the American Academy of Microbiology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/4/2014)... CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 4, 2014) — Think about ... and ask: How do neighboring cells know that they ... cell and how do these tissues find the correct ... (UM) are answering these crucial questions. , In a ... tissues use to communicate with their surrounding neighbors, at ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... 2014) – A majority of Madagascar,s 101 species of ... serious consequences for the rainforests they call home. A ... impacts lemurs can have on rainforest tree populations, which ... have on the region,s rich biodiversity. , A large ... by lemurs. Lemurs in turn disperse the seeds ...
(Date:11/3/2014)... University of Colorado Cancer Center study published ... of Sciences describes the activity of a recently ... 37 or IL-37. It has been known to limit ... the adaptive immune system: IL-37 inhibits the ability of ... , "Knowing this mechanism that underlies IL-37,s effect on ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The inside story: How the brain and skull stay together 2Gardeners of Madagascar rainforest at risk 2Gardeners of Madagascar rainforest at risk 3PNAS: From HIV to cancer, IL-37 regulates immune system 2
... Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and ... implying that commonly occurring large chromosomal deletions that ... multiple functionally linked genes whose loss, they posit, confers ... Looking closely at one large deletion -- a so-called ...
... , This press release is available in ... doctors need unique features which they can use to unequivocally ... search for the biomarkers for an illness or a combination ... possible to measure. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for ...
... with research associate Jerilyn Walker and assistant professor Miriam Konkel, ... ancient jumping genes called Alu, which are more than 16 ... the Zoological Society of San Diego and the Institute of ... open access journal Mobile DNA . These tiny ...
Cached Biology News:Clusters of cooperating tumor-suppressor genes are found in large regions deleted in common cancers 2Clusters of cooperating tumor-suppressor genes are found in large regions deleted in common cancers 3Biosignatures distinguish between tuberculosis and sarcoidosis 2Biosignatures distinguish between tuberculosis and sarcoidosis 3LSU research finds orangutans host ancient jumping genes 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 The report ... defines and segments the concerned market for revenue forecasts ... at a CAGR of 51.9% from 2013 to 2018. ... reach a value of $1,415.6 million by 2018. , ... Automation Report TOC for information about the market segmentation ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... The announced sales of three healthcare units ... to expand in non-healthcare areas, says Kalorama Information. Siemens ... firm says that  Siemens is the third largest company ... the IVD market , with 5.5 billion in IVD ... would likely affect IVD market shares.  ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... The ETC (Emerging Technology Centers) ... centers, announced today that applications for AccelerateBaltimore™ (AB) ... “Do you have a big idea?,” asked ETC’s ... know about it. AccelerateBaltimore helps you and your ... just 13 weeks.” Interested game changers with ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Silicon Valley Electronic Data Capture (EDC) ... Alliance , provider of clinical research and data management ... addition to its CRO Partnership Program, Clinovo expands ... India. , “We have found Clinovo’s ClinCapture to ... platform which is both user friendly and easy to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Smart Sensor Market in Building Automation is expected to reach a value of $1,415.6 million by 2018 - Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Global Smart Sensor Market in Building Automation is expected to reach a value of $1,415.6 million by 2018 - Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Global Smart Sensor Market in Building Automation is expected to reach a value of $1,415.6 million by 2018 - Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Kalorama: Sale of Three Siemens Healthcare Units Raises Questions About Firm's IVD Future 2AccelerateBaltimore Applications to Close in 6 Days 2AccelerateBaltimore Applications to Close in 6 Days 3RPM Alliance Joins Clinovo’s CRO Partnership Program, Further Strengthening Its Presence in Southern California and India 2
... 2011 China PharmaHub Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... today announced that it has signed a exclusive worldwide ... rights to develop, commercialize and market a universal donor ... UCSD Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Dr. Ewa ...
... FREMONT, Calif. and SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 21, ... WGBS ), a leading developer of ... a leader in innovative genomic samples preparation, today ... integrated workflows for gene expression profiling and target ...
... N.J., March 21, 2011 Intrasphere Technologies ( ... solutions firm that provides services to Life Sciences ... SafetyXpress for Argus is Intrasphere,s proprietary implementation accelerator ... Safety suite. Intrasphere is a Specialized Oracle Argus ...
Cached Biology Technology:China PharmaHub In-Licenses Universal Donor Red Blood Cells Technology Exclusively From University of California, San Diego 2WaferGen and NuGEN Announce Agreement to Co-Develop Integrated Workflows Using SmartChip System and SPIA® for Single Cell Analysis, FFPE and Next Generation Sequencing 2WaferGen and NuGEN Announce Agreement to Co-Develop Integrated Workflows Using SmartChip System and SPIA® for Single Cell Analysis, FFPE and Next Generation Sequencing 3WaferGen and NuGEN Announce Agreement to Co-Develop Integrated Workflows Using SmartChip System and SPIA® for Single Cell Analysis, FFPE and Next Generation Sequencing 4Intrasphere Technologies Launches SafetyXpress(TM) for Oracle(R) Argus Safety 2
Rabbit Serum New Zealand or California Origin...
Collected from 8-12 week old New Zealand or Californian rabbits. Aseptically collected and processed to minimize hemolytic activity. Pricing: $60/unit for 1 - 10 units...
... Synthesis , Containing one Phospho-Amino Acid , ... customer conjugation of peptide to KLH protein , Rabbits ... , Pre-immune bleed x1 /each , ... bleed (app. 5 ml) x1 /each , ...
... Serum • Mouse serum is collected off the clot ... weeks of age. Available Anticoagulants: N-02: ... K2EDTA N-08: Potassium Oxalate N-10: ... ACD N-07: CPD N-09: ...
Biology Products: