Mill Transformation Final Terms of Reference

Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change has released the Final Terms of Reference for the Mill’s Environmental Assessment. As part of the Draft Terms of Reference comment period, close to 1,500 submissions were received by the department. Over 93% of the submissions expressed support for the re-opening of a transformed mill, and an overwhelming number requested the EA process be led by independent experts and that the terms of reference include national standards for both effluent and air quality.

We are disappointed to see that despite these submissions, the department has decided to ignore their own consultation. We agree that the Final Terms of Reference should have clear standards and be led by an independent expert panel, and that these changes are necessary to ensure the public has confidence in the EA process and the final EA decision.

We will take some time to review the Terms of Reference in detail and consider our options going forward. Read the Department of Environment and Climate Change’s press release on the final ToR here:

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