The Environment: A Top Priority
CN takes the protection of the environment and safety of surrounding communities very seriously,
and we have undertaken a number of technical studies to understand and mitigate the potential
effects of the proposed Project, including:
All of the fact sheets can be accessed below:
A comprehensive environmental review process
The proposed Milton Logistics Hub is currently undergoing a comprehensive environmental assessment
by an independent joint review panel, under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
In December, 2015, CN submitted an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Project to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA). The EIS provides comprehensive documentation of CN’s extensive technical work to assess the Project’s potential environmental and socio-economic effects. The conclusion of the EIS is that, with proposed mitigation measures, the Project is not likely to result in significant adverse effects, including cumulative effects.
The Project was referred to a joint review panel in July 2015. The three-person panel was appointed by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Chair of the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) in December 2016. The review panel process includes multiple opportunities for public input led by the review panel. These public comment periods are in addition to upcoming consultation and engagement led by CN.
The EIS considers:
effects of accidents and malfunctions
Health and the environment
We believe it is important that we not just mitigate potential effects of the Project – where possible, we want to help people lead healthier lives and help make the environment in the area even better.
To support these goals, we will:
and existing trails in the area, helping families lead healthy, active lives.
shade to watercourses, provide bank stability, and improve water quality and fish habitat.
non-profit environmental organization.