More fun with government news releases

More fun with provincial government wordsmiths.

Yesterday Victoria issued an environmental assessment certificate to the Kemess Underground mine project. Nothing wrong with that. The news release announcing the news reads, in part:

“The ministers have issued the certificate with legally-enforceable conditions that have given them the confidence to conclude that the project will be constructed, operated and decommissioned in a way that ensures that no significant adverse effects are likely to occur.”

Really?

They issued a certificate that “gives them the confidence to conclude” that there “likely” won’t be any environmental damage?

Wow. Talk about holding industry’s feet to the fire.

Ramblings of a recovering newspaper editor