Northern Gateway Pipeline Project - Funding Awarded for Participation in the
Environmental Review

OTTAWA, March 25 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has awarded a total of $435,780 to nine applicants to support their participation in the environmental assessment process for the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project in Alberta and British Columbia.

Funding recipients are ForestEthics Canada Project, Living Oceans Society, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Kitimat Valley Naturalist Club, B.C. Wildlife Federation, United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union, Nature Canada, Dogwood Initiative, and Friends of Michel Society.

This funding will help successful applicants to review and comment on the application to be submitted by the proponent, Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines. The application will include the environmental impact statement. Funding may also be used to prepare for and participate in the public hearings that will be announced by the Joint Review Panel. The information pertaining to these public participation opportunities will be communicated at a later date.

An independent funding review committee reviewed the requests and provided recommendations on funding allocations. The committee's report, along with further information on the project, is available on the Agency Web site at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca. Information on the proposed project is also available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry on the Agency Web site, under reference number 06-05-21799.

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines proposes to construct and operate two pipelines, 1,170 km in length, between an inland terminal at Bruderheim, Alberta and a marine terminal near Kitimat, British Columbia. About 500 km of pipeline will be in Alberta and 670 km in British Columbia. One of the pipelines will carry crude oil west to Kitimat and the other line will carry condensate east to Bruderheim. The project also includes the construction and operation of an integrated marine infrastructure at tidewater to accommodate loading and unloading of oil and condensate tankers and marine transportation of oil and condensate.

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 further information: Media may contact: Annie Roy, Senior Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0396


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