In particular, the Project was entirely exempted from any review by the BC Utilities Commission and the Agricultural Land Commission. Moreover, the regulatory review was limited to an environmental assessment Joint Review Panel conducted over a compressed nine-month period by a three-person panel. The Joint Review Panel stated explicitly in its report that it did not have sufficient time or resources to properly assess certain key issues, including the costs of the Site C Project and greenhouse gas emissions, and thus recommended that the Site C Project be referred to the BC Utilities Commission, which has not occurred.
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