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ities to limit the scope of an
environmental assessment to
merely one component of an
overall project. The proposed
amendments have engendered
widespread criticism from
environmental groups. They
argue that the change will sanc-
tion “project-splitting” by per-
mitting federal authorities to
consider only part of a proposed
project when carrying out a fed-
eral environmental assessment,
thereby avoiding an assessment
of the environmental effects of
the project as a whole.
Dionysios Rossi and Michelle
Maniago practise civil litigation
at the Vancouver office of Borden
Ladner Gervais, with a focus on
environmental and natural
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An oddity in
Real Property Law
A man who lives in a cave finds
that life without a mortgage, bills
or money suits him just fine.
Daniel Suelo left a promising
career in 2000 to go live in a cave
in a canyon in Moab, Utah. Since
then, he has lived without money,
eats from dumpsters and off the
land, and blogs philosophy at the
library in town, according to The
A decade ago, Suelo was
suffering from depression and
felt disillusioned by his job. He
concluded that his growing
despair was linked to fretting
over money and material goods.
So he gave away everything he
owned and went to live in a cave
— and now he’s happy.
Given last year’s real estate
meltdown, maybe this guy is on to
something. — Natalie Fraser
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