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Ottawa to seek climate change study of energy projects

Vancouver Sun: The Trudeau government will insist on environmental assessments for two major West Coast natural resource projects to take into account their greenhouse gas emissions, a senior source said Tuesday. But the proposal -- Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr has only said to expect an announcement within days -- will not delay either project, the source said. “We are keenly aware that significant commercial actors have spent a lot of good money in good faith on a process that they were assured by...

Canadian politicians on attack after scientists call for more research into fracking

Vancouver Sun: Deputy premier Rich Coleman challenged Thursday the conclusions of a scientific panel into the environmental effect of shale gas development using fracking. The group of Canadian and U.S. scientists, appointed in 2011 by former federal environment minister Peter Kent to examine the sector's potential and risks across Canada, urge a cautionary, go-slow approach until more research is done on a relatively new sector. Coleman, responsible for an industry that Victoria considers an economic linchpin...