Ring of Fire Updates Weekly News Roundup

February 11-17, 2020 : Weekly News Roundup

This week the Government of Canada announced that a Regional Assessment is required before any mining development commences in the area known as the Ring of Fire.

February 11, 2020 (Government of Canada):

Regional Assessment of the Ring of Fire Area

“The Minister of Environment and Climate Change received three requests for a regional assessment related to the Ring of Fire area in Fall 2019. The Minister determined that a regional assessment of the Ring of Fire region will be conducted pursuant to the Impact Assessment Act. The reasons for the Minister’s determination are provided in the Minister’s response.”

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February 17, 2020 (The Conversation):

Ottawa Steps into ‘Ring of Fire’ debate with Doug Ford

“The struggle over the mineral deposits in Ontario’s Ring of Fire has taken a surprising turn. With all eyes on British Columbia as events unfold in Unist’ot’en, the federal minister of environment and climate change has said the agency will establish a major regional assessment process for the Ring of Fire.”

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