Scientists Call for Increased Scientific Integrity in Environmental Assessments
Environmental and regulatory decision-making processes need scientific rigour and transparency to adequately assess benefits and risks for the health and environment of all British Columbians. Our letter provides three key recommendations to assist the provincial government as it reforms these processes and seeks to strengthen evidence-based decision-making in British Columbia.
The British Columbia government recently introduced Bill 51, which reforms the environmental assessment process. We sent an open letter to Premier John Horgan and five MLAs recommending three actions to improve the use of science, evidence, and transparency in these processes, signed by more than 180 university academics and science professionals in British Columbia.