Ottawa withholding Northern Pulp assessment recommendation until after federal election

Norther Pulp wants to replace the Boat Harbour treatment site seen above in 2014 with another effluent plant that would pipe processed wastewater into the Northumberland Strait. - File

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The public will not be allowed to know whether a federal environmental assessment was recommended for Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant before it is a moot point.

According to the legislation governing it, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency had 45 days from Northern Pulp’s Jan. 31 registration of its controversial project with the province to determine whether a significantly longer federal assessment would be required.

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Source: The Chronicle Herald

 

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