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Mining for sustainability: examining the relationships among Environmental Assessments, mining legacy issues, and learning

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dc.contributor.supervisor Sinclair, A. John (Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.contributor.author Boerchers, Morrissa
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-11T22:33:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-11T22:33:07Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31158
dc.description.abstract Mining has left many long-lasting effects, often negative. Mining continues to this day and questions persist; “what are the legacies of mining, to what extent do our approval and assessment processes consider these effects, are we learning from our past experiences and how can we amplify our learning?” To answer these questions I interviewed people from the mining community of Snow Lake, Manitoba as well as mining and assessment experts from across Canada. Data collected though document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 24 participants were analyzed using mining legacy, EA, and transformative learning frameworks. Results reinforce a suite of negative legacy effects identified in the literature. EA may be the best tool we currently have for long-term planning but data show it is unable to fully consider legacy effects. Learning is important for moving towards sustainability; however, a community’s economic dependence and mining friendly culture can act as barriers to learning. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Environmental Assessment en_US
dc.subject Mining en_US
dc.subject Legacy Effects en_US
dc.subject Transformative Learning en_US
dc.title Mining for sustainability: examining the relationships among Environmental Assessments, mining legacy issues, and learning en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Natural Resources Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Gibson, Robert (Natural Resources Institute) Halden, Norman (Geological Sciences) Fitzpatrick, Patricia (University of Winnipeg) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2016 en_US


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