Pacific NorthWest LNG Project - Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment

OTTAWA, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated a total of $312,636 to 12 applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Pacific NorthWest 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
Kitselas First Nation $50,000
T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation $10,500
Skeena Fisheries Commission $10,500
United Fisherman and Allied Workers' Union $10,500
World Wildlife Fund $8,400
Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition $10,200
Heiltsuk Tribal Council $10,500
Prince Rupert Environmental Society $2,200
Total $312,636

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: 80032).

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
Pacific NorthWest LNG Ltd. is proposing to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility and marine terminal near Prince Rupert, within the District of Port Edward. The Pacific NorthWest LNG facility would be located on Lelu Island. The proposed project would convert natural gas to LNG for export to Pacific Rim markets in Asia.

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:

For more information, media may contact: 
Karen Fish
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Telephone: 613-957-0278
Karen.Fish@ceaa-acee.gc.ca


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