The report of the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board's 2008 EIA Practitioners' Workshop (MVEIRB, 2008) similarly identified the lack of capacity as an ongoing concern in Arctic EA, noting specifically community concerns about the constant struggle to retain their capacity to participate in EA and the increasing workload of Aboriginal groups to coordinate EAs with land users, elders, and their chief and council.
The provision in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 requires the US Department of Agriculture to issue temporary permits allowing the continued planting of GMOs by farmers, even when a court rules that the agency erred in its environmental impact review of the GMOs, Inter Press Service reported Sunday.
The pipeline is a "toxic time bomb" because it could corrode and pollute the aquifers, according to Chris Wilson, a chemical engineer who wrote a report countering the State Department's environmental impact review for a group of East Texas landowners called Stop Tar Sands Oil Pipelines.
A coalition of community groups accused the Department of City Planning and Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a lawsuit of failing to follow environmental impact review procedures during the development of the East Village/Lower East Side Rezoning, a member of the group said.
"THE ENVIRONMENTAL impact review of the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project is to have regard to the protection of the existing and future social, cultural and economic well being of residents and communities, and consideration for the capacity of renewable resources that are likely to be affected by the project.
That's the theory, anyway But when a national development corporation started the Environmental Impact Review process for a project that would redevelop the site of one of Oakland's earliest Chinatowns, we found there's nothing automatic about the process of assessing and mitigating a project's impacts.