Government of Canada Announces Environmental Assessment Decision on Proposed Keltic Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities and Marginal Wharf Project



    GUYSBOROUGH, NS, March 7 /CNW Telbec/ - On behalf of the Honourable John
Baird, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for the Canadian
Environmental Assessment Agency, the Honourable Peter Mackay, Minister of
National Defence today announced that the proposed Keltic Liquefied Natural
Gas (LNG) Facilities and Marginal Wharf project in Nova Scotia is not likely
to cause significant adverse environmental effects. The Minister referred the
project back to the responsible authorities, Transport Canada and Fisheries
and Oceans Canada, for appropriate action.
    The Minister of the Environment based his environmental assessment
decision on the conclusions and recommendations of the comprehensive study
report submitted by the responsible authorities; the results of a public
comment period and the responsible authorities' responses to those comments;
and the implementation of mitigation measures and a follow-up program.
    Keltic Petrochemicals Inc. and MapleLNG Ltd. are proposing to construct
and operate a marginal wharf, LNG marine terminal, transfer pipelines, LNG
storage tanks and regasification facilities in Goldboro, Nova Scotia. LNG and
feedstock materials will be shipped via the LNG marine terminal and marginal
wharf.
    A copy of the Minister's decision statement can be found on the Canadian
Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa.gc.ca, using reference number
05-03-10471.

    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.




For further information:

For further information: Media may contact: Nicholas Girard, Senior
Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613)
314-7915


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