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darwink

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FAQ: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/tr-springbank-faq.pdf

Background: https://www.nrcb.ca/download_docume...2-backgrounder-for-sr1-decision-release-final



 
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FAQ: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/tr-springbank-faq.pdf

Background: https://www.nrcb.ca/download_docume...2-backgrounder-for-sr1-decision-release-final



9 years since the flood and this is finally is moving forward. I know they were looking at different options but to take this long to make a decision? That was one of the costliest disasters in Canadian history. Given changing weather patterns history could have repeated itself sooner than the next '100 years'. Let's hope it doesn't before this is completed in 2025.
 

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And it only took 3 different administrations to act on it. Amazing how the least competent administration of the last… 117 years… is the one that put it through though.
 

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And it only took 3 different administrations to act on it. Amazing how the least competent administration of the last… 117 years… is the one that put it through though.
Significant blame can also be placed on the feds. The EA/IA process is important, but it needs to be more predictable, more streamlined, particularly for projects so obviously in the public interest.
 

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Significant blame can also be placed on the feds. The EA/IA process is important, but it needs to be more predictable, more streamlined, particularly for projects so obviously in the public interest.
Indigenous consultation needed to be dealt with. The province dropped the ball on that one (mostly due to not doing a full option analysis on McLean Creek earlier, and not consulting during the alternative 'down select') and the feds instead of rushing to approval and then being challenged in court, worked with the province to iron out the details. The province and the Tsuut'ina came to terms in April 2020. After that, it was less than a year to wrap up the draft, and an additional 6 months for feedback and redrafting, and decision (July 2021).

Given the Tsuut'ina had both upstream and downstream concerns, seems wise to achieve near certainty, rather than leave the risk hanging, with duty to consult litigation lasting maybe 4 years at best.
 
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