B.C. faces lawsuit over rushed Site C permits

DeSmog Canada featured an interview with Jocelyn Stacey, a UBC law professor and an expert in environmental and administrative law, for an article on a ministry bureaucrat who issued permission for emergency amphibian salvage without due process.

She said the bureaucrat broke the law when he granted BC Hydro exemption from the permitting process.

“The Wildlife Act and its regulations do not allow for exemptions from the ordinary permitting process,” Stacey said. “This means that [the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations] acted without legal authority when it issued the exemption to BC Hydro.”