Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project - Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment

OTTAWA, Dec. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $ 462,110 to 10 applicants to assist their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project, located off the southeast coast of Nova Scotia.

Details of Allocation



Assembly of First Nations Chiefs of New Brunswick


Kingsclear First Nation


Kwilmu'kw Maw-Klusuaqn Negotiation Office on behalf of Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia


Madawaska Maliseet First Nation


Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council on behalf of the Native Council of Nova Scotia


Oromocto First Nation


Sipekne'katik First Nation


St. Mary's First Nation


Tobique First Nation


Woodstock First Nation



$ 462,110


Quick Facts

  • 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 or on the summary, the draft Environmental Assessment Report, and on potential environmental assessment conditions.
  • More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80109.
  • 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.

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SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information: Contacts : Maja Graham, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 613-960-1519,


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