September 22, 2015
Dear Mr. Galbraith:
Thank you for your letter of August 3, 2015, regarding environmental protection.
I appreciate receiving your comments on sustainable resource extraction. I agree with you that resource development in our province must be balanced with protection of human health and the environment. This is one of the primary functions of the Ministry of Environment. Permits that are issued by the ministry ensure safe discharges to water, land and air. The ministry also works to ensure compliance with its regulatory requirements.
You have clearly put a lot of time and effort into your letter and I assure you we will take them into consideration during future discussions on related matters.
Thank you again for writing and for sharing your thoughts with me on this issue.