Mary Polak

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Name: Mary Polak
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

Kent opposed to MMBC program

The District of Kent council continued to voice disappointment with the impending Multi Material BC Program, and is one of several small communities that are doing so.Coun. Lorne Fisher moved that they write a letter to Minister of Enviroment, Mary Polak, ... [Published Agassiz Harrison Observer - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Chief says B.C. Liberals failing on environment issues

A Shuswap Indian Band chief said the B.C. Liberal government’s embarrassing about-face on removing ski resorts and nearly all natural-gas plants from environmental review is another example of its failure on environmental issues.Late Wednesday, April ... [Published Kamloops This Week - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

BC Reverses Environmental LNG Rules

The Vancouver Sun reported that a government decision to exempt 99 percent of provincially produced natural gas from environmental assessment was reversed by the Liberal government and British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak on Wednesday.Continue ... [Published Gas Investing News - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Natural Gas Minister Apologizes To Fort Nelson First Nation For Flip-Flop

Katherine Dow4/17/2014Natural gas development minister Rich Coleman is taking the blame after the BC government flip-flopped on a decision that dealt with mandatory environmental assessments for natural gas.The Liberal government initially passed an order ... [Published CJFW - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Austin Accuses Liberals Of Creating Mistrust Among First Nations over LNG Development

Austin reacts to government flipflop over natural gas envrionmental assessmentsJohn Crawford4/17/2014The provincial NDP's Critic for Natural Gas Development says the Liberal Government's flipflop on environmental assessments for natural gas has created ... [Published CJFW - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 8 reports

The Province backs down on environmental assessment changes

The provincial government has backtracked after quietly amending the ‘Reviewable Projects Regulation’ earlier this week.The change would have exempted ‘sweet’ natural gas plants, ski, and all season resorts from mandatory environmental reviews.In a statement ... [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

UnitedHealth's 1st-quarter profit tumbles 8 per cent, insurer cites overhaul costs

17.04.2014EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.17.04.2014UnitedHealth Group says its first-quarter ... [Published Newstalk 1290 CJBK - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Environment Minister Backtracks On Assessments

FORT NELSON, B.C. - British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak has done a complete turn around on a decision that would have exempted most of th...Read more: Mary Polak , Fort Nelson First Nation , Bc Environmental Assessment , First Nations Lng ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Multi Material BC opponents gird for court fight

Business opponents of Multi Material BC are planning a court challenge to reverse the takeover of B.C.'s curbside recycling system by the stewardship agency.They continue to urge the provincial government to freeze the new MMBC system before it takes ... [Published BCLocalNews.com - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

B.C. Quietly Drops Environmental Requirement

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government is exempting about 99 per cent of the natural gas produced in the province from automatic environmental assessment rev...Read more: Mary Polak , Jumbo Ski Resort , Bc Business , Video , Bc Natural Gas , Environmental Assessment ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

Sweet gas, ski resorts get pass from B.C. on environmental reviews

The B.C. government is exempting about 99 per cent of the natural gas produced in the province from automatic environmental assessment reviews.Under orders in council passed without public debate or fanfare on Monday, natural gas processing plants that ... [Published Globe and Mail - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Minister spurns spat over plant

Plans for a sewage treatment plant on the waterfront of Esquimalt, B.C., could be flushed away by a dispute between the township and the Capital Regional District.Councillors in Esquimalt have derailed plans for the treatment plant by voting against a ... [Published Journal of Commerce Canada - Apr 16 2014]

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...energy solutions supports British Columbia's position as a global leader in the cleanclean tech sector," said Environment Minister Mary Polak. "i congratulate diacarbon in its commercial demonstration of this sustainable fuel."
"our government sees a significant value in continuing to develop a government to government relationship with all first nations. we remain actively engaged with first nations in northeastern british columbia, including shared decision making that respects the environment, first nation values, and treaty 8 and its associated rights" Polak said

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Chief says B.C. Liberals failing on environment... [Published Kamloops This Week - Apr 18 2014]
BC Reverses Environmental LNG Rules [Published Gas Investing News - Apr 18 2014]
Natural Gas Minister Apologizes To Fort Nelson ... [Published CJFW - Apr 18 2014]
BC Bioenergy Network funds pilot torrefaction p... [Published Biomass Magazine - Apr 17 2014]
Austin Accuses Liberals Of Creating Mistrust Am... [Published CJFW - Apr 17 2014]
Kent opposed to MMBC program [Published Agassiz Harrison Observer - Apr 17 2014]
Businesses told recycling train has left the st... [Published Cowichan News Leader - Apr 17 2014]
BC Government Reverses Course on Enviro Assessm... [Published CFJC TV Channel 7 - Apr 17 2014]
MMBC rep in P.G. to give look at program [Published Prince George Citizen - Apr 17 2014]
UnitedHealth's 1st-quarter profit tumbles 8 per... [Published Newstalk 1290 CJBK - Apr 17 2014]
B.C. Liberals accused of weakening enviro laws ... [Published Kamloops This Week - Apr 17 2014]
Lafarge Canada and Diacarbon Energy receive fun... [Published Aggregate Research Industries - Apr 17 2014]
Environment Minister Backtracks On Assessments [Published Huffington Post Canada - Apr 17 2014]
The Province backs down on environmental assess... [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Apr 17 2014]
B.C. government reverses its course on environm... [Published Newstalk 1290 CJBK - Apr 17 2014]
B.C. rescinds environmental assessment exemption [Published CBC - Apr 17 2014]
Minister rescinds new gas plant regulation [Published Energeticcity.ca - Apr 17 2014]
B.C. puts brakes on environmental assessment ch... [Published Metro Canada - Apr 17 2014]
Peace River Regional District Briefs: Apr. 10 [Published Northeast News Canada - Apr 17 2014]
Multi Material BC opponents gird for court fight [Published BCLocalNews.com - Apr 16 2014]
B.C. Quietly Drops Environmental Requirement [Published Huffington Post Canada - Apr 16 2014]
Government officials blocked from attending LNG... [Published Energeticcity.ca - Apr 16 2014]
Future B.C. ski resorts exempt from environment... [Published CBC - Apr 16 2014]
First Nations bar B.C. from LNG summit over swe... [Published CJAD 800 - Apr 16 2014]
Minister spurns spat over plant [Published Journal of Commerce Canada - Apr 16 2014]
Sweet gas, ski resorts get pass from B.C. on en... [Published Globe and Mail - Apr 16 2014]
BC exempts sweet gas plants, ski resorts from e... [Published TheTyee.ca - Apr 16 2014]
Tourism businesses applaud Quadra Island park e... [Published Campbell River Mirror - Apr 15 2014]
Did Kinder Morgan's Illegal Permit Lead To Rewr... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Apr 12 2014]
Andrew Gage: Did Kinder Morgan's Illegal Permi... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Apr 12 2014]
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