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Policy Recommendation

Environmental Enforcement

There is very little inspection to ensure compliance with environmental legislation and conditions in permits, approvals, licenses, etc. As a result there is negligible incentive for firms to invest in environmental staff or environmental management systems to ensure conditions are satisfied, which limits the growth of aggregate environmental expertise in the province. This increases the likelihood that conditions are not being met and that environmental damage is taking place. Additionally, the lack of enforcement slows the adoption of environmental practices that are needed to compete internationally or even nationally. These problems are particularly prevalent in all stages of construction, resource development, and in the areas of water quality and waste management.

  • Action Recommended:
    Newfoundland and Labrador to increase its capacity, possibly through new monitoring technologies and services, to inspect and enforce environmental permits and legislation.


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