September 13, 2012
For immediate release
Environmental Impact Assessment of highway project in deliberation phase
Environment, Labour and Justice
Staff of the Department of Environment, Labour and Justice continue to review the environmental impact of the proposed rerouting of the Trans-Canada Highway between Bonshaw and New Haven, Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Sherry said today.
“The period for public response to this proposal has ended and over 250 people have contacted government in order to offer their views of the project and to raise questions about its environmental impact. My staff are looking at all the public submissions, as well as information received from a Technical Review Committee and the project’s proponent the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, before bringing forward recommendations to me,” Minister Sherry said.
“The public meeting held last month as part of a month-long consultation period has also produced numerous questions and suggestions. I will weigh all environmental issues and concerns forwarded to our office by the public before making a decision on this project,” the minister said.
The proposed realignment project and related documents can be viewed at www.gov.pe.ca/environment/eia. The minister’s decision on the environmental impact assessment of the project will be published on this same site when made.