Federal environmental assessments cuts worry scientists

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By CBC News, 28 August 2012

Environmentalists in New Brunswick are warning of the possibility of an increased threat now that more than 150 federal environmental assessments have been cancelled. (...)

In New Brunswick, there are 159 projects that will no longer require a federal environmental assessment. There are 3,000 cancelled projects across Canada. (...)

Ottawa says it will make doing business more efficient, but environmentalists say it's making it easier for the federal government and industry to push through projects that could harm the environment.

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