OTTAWA, Jan. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has awarded a total of $141,615 to eight successful
applicants to support their participation in the environmental review
of the proposed Site C Clean Energy Project in British Columbia.
The funding recipients are the North Peace Rod and Gun Club, Peace
Valley Environmental Association, British Columbia Women's Institute,
Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development, Peace River
Environmental Society, Gwen Johansson, Yellowstone to Yukon
Conservation Initiative, and Kelly Lake Cree Nation.
The funding is provided to help recipients prepare for and participate
in the upcoming steps of the review process, including reviewing and
commenting on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines and
the EIS and participating in public hearings.
A committee independent of the review process assessed the applications
and made recommendations on funding awards. The committee's report,
along with further information on the project, is available on the
Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca, reference # 11-05-63919.
The BC Hydro and Power Authority proposes to construct and operate a dam
and 1,100-megawatt hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River
in northeastern British Columbia. The proposed project would be the
third in a series of dams on the Peace River. The project components
are an earthfill dam 1,050 metres long and 60 metres high, an
1,100-megawatt generating station and associated structures, an
83-kilometre long reservoir, realignment of four sections of Highway 29
and two 77-kilometre transmission lines along an existing transmission
line right-of-way connecting Site C to Peace Canyon.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal
environmental assessment process, which identifies the potential
environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to avoid or
mitigate those effects, in support of sustainable development.
SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
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