Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project

Participant Funding Allocated

OTTAWA, Aug. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $228,977 in federal funds to 13 recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project, located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 250 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program. It will assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement or on its summary, the draft Environmental Assessment Report and the potential environmental assessment conditions.

For more information on the project and the federal environmental assessment process, please visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 80132).

Details of Funding Allocation for the Project




Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus Natashquan


Corporation Ka Tshishpeuatak, on behalf of the conseil des Innus de Ekuanitshit


Elsipogtog First Nation


Kwilmu'kw Maw-Klusuaqn Negotiation Office


Maliseet Nation in New Brunswick


Miawpukek First Nation


Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat


Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Incorporated


NunatuKavut Community Council


Qalipu First Nation




William Montevecchi


Woodstock First Nation





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SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information: Jaclyn Sauvé, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 613-862-5596, Jaclyn.Sauve@ceaa-acee.gc.ca


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