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Why the oil and gas industry meltdown over environmental laws? They didn’t get to write them this time

By Patrick DeRochie      

Enough with the hysteria being drummed up by the oil and gas industry over Bill C-69. They’re going to have to learn to play by the rules, just like everyone else.

In short, Bill C-69 will end the worst deficiencies of the 2012 laws that were written by the oil and gas industry, writes Patrick DeRochie. Photograph courtesy of Pxhere.com

TORONTO—Why is the oil and gas industry having a meltdown over Bill C-69, the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act? Because unlike the tear-down of environmental protections in 2012, the industry didn’t get to write the laws this time.

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