August 03, 2012 18:09 ET

WWF-Canada Experts Available to Comment on Federal Government's Confirmation to Weaken Environmental Standards and Assessment Process for Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 3, 2012) - -WWF-Canada expresses alarm and disappointment at today's confirmation by the federal government of provisions to the Jobs, Growth and Long Term Prosperity Act to weaken the environmental standards and assessment process for the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project. "Today the federal government confirmed the provisions of its weakened environmental assessment of the proposed Northern Gateway project: a fast-tracked process, with narrowly defined environmental criteria, and within which the review panel no longer even has the authority to overturn the proposal on environmental grounds."

"The proposal that threatens the future of the Great Bear, one of our globally important spaces, is a rallying cry to us all."

"This weekend, enjoy the landscapes and wild places you love. Think about how these places - and our globally significant ecosystems, like the Great Bear - define our country."

- Darcy Dobell, VP, Pacific Region, WWF-Canada


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