Canada: Wilderness groups among many enviros alarmed at Harper government's new fast-track development approvals

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, April 17, 2012 (ENS) - Conservation advocates across Canada are warning today that more environmentally-destructive development will be approved now that the Conservative Harper Government has slashed environmental reviews. In the next 10 years, more than 500 projects representing over C$500 billion in new investments are proposed across Canada.

The plan for "responsible resource development" was announced today by Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver at Automatic Coating Ltd. in Toronto, which produces high-performance liquids and powder coating used on oil and gas pipelines.

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