A new environmental code in Saskatchewan will allow developers greater flexibility in how they meet stringent rules on ‘lower risk’ issues such as air quality, water management and protection of natural resources. Government ministers claim it is a first in Canada by focusing on outcomes rather than process. Critics say the code doesn’t go far enough and should have included measurement of greenhouse gasses. The code has been five years in the making and comes into effect in two stages with forest management rules in force from January with the remainder of the code implemented in June. Read the full story.