Prince Rupert LNG Project - Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment

OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated a total of $241,036 to eight applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Prince Rupert LNG Project located in British Columbia.

This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. It will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement and the draft Environmental Assessment Report.

Details of Allocation

Applicant Allocation
Kitsumkalum First Nation $49,976
Metlakatla First Nation $50,000
Gitxaala Nation $49,920
Lax Kw'alaams Band $49,940
SkeenaWild Conservation Trust $9,700
T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation $10,500
Prince Rupert Environmental Society $10,500
United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union $10,500
Total $241,036

For more information on the Participant Funding Program, the federal environmental assessment process and the project, please visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca Registry reference number: 80042).

As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of this project.

This project is being assessed using a science-based approach. If it is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and increased fines.

The Proposed Project
Prince Rupert LNG Limited proposes to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on Ridley Island at the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia. The proposed project includes the construction of a natural gas liquefaction plant and associated port and infrastructure facilities to export liquefied natural gas to international markets. The LNG facility would be developed in two phases, reaching a nominal capacity of up to 21 million tonnes per year.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.

SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information:

Karen Fish
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Telephone: 613-957-0278
Email: Karen.Fish@ceaa-acee.gc.ca