Mining News: High court backs regulators on Red Chris
Copper-gold project can advance to permitting, construction; federal, provincial agencies can cooperate to avoid duplication
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The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Jan. 21 that federal regulators must confine their mine project review scoping decisions to alternatives allowed under provisions of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.
But in a unanimous decision, Canada’s high court declined to set aside the federal regula....
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No significant environmental impact
Judicial review requested
Trial judge ruling too broad
Industry welcomes ruling
Red Chris Project still faces a big challenge
Encouraging exploration results
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