Salem One, Inc. has joined Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the responsible production, use, and sustainability of print and paper. “Salem One is another great addition to our growing network of member companies and we look forward to working with their team to continue promoting the great environmental story and overall sustainability of print and paper products,” said Two Sides North America President, Phil Riebel. “Salem One is pleased to join with Two Sides North America, as we are proud of the sustainable message our Industry has to tell. From forest growth to paper production to print; our industry has been a major force of sustainability for well over 50 years. PRINT truly is one of the most sustainable forms of communication on the planet!” said Phil Kelley, Jr., President, Salem One, Inc.
The federal government is not committing to an environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s plans to pump treated effluent from their plant into the Northumberland Strait.
“We’re still evaluating whether a federal assessment is necessary,” Catherine McKenna, federal minister responsible for environment and climate change told Island Morning host Mitch Cormier.
There have been calls from fishermen and First Nations in Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and New Brunswick for a federal assessment on Northern Pulp’s plan to pump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.
The King government is also calling for Ottawa to show strong leadership on the issue.
McKenna said she has received those letters from parties worried about effluent potentially being pumped into the Northumberland Strait.
“Let’s be clear, right now there is a provincial assessment and we play a significant role in that assessment,” McKenna said.
Feds expressing concerns
McKenna said the federal government has “expressed concerns” from a number of departments including environment and climate change, fisheries and oceans, health and transport.
“There is a whole regulatory process if this project goes ahead in relation to fisheries and oceans, the impact of fish and fish habitat,” she said.
more detail at: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-feds-northern-pulp-assessment-aug-2019-1.5246377