Province launches public consultations on coastal protection legislation

By Chris Halef

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia Government opened public consultations on future legislation aimed at protecting the province's coast.

Environment Minister Iain Rankin announced the launch of consultations at Point Pleasant Park in Halifax Tuesday.

“”We know climate change is already having an impact on our sea levels,” said Rankin. “Our legislation will be designed to protect this important natural asset, while also ensuring the industries and cultures that rely on it can continue to do that for generations to come.”

The province said it will propose coastal protection legislation with clear rules on what can and cannot be done in areas next to the coast.

Consultations will also be held with groups such as the Mi'kmaq, municipalities, industry and others. 

Anyone interested in taking part in consultations can fill in the survey online at the province's website.

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