OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated a total of $182,429.20 to six applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the Magino Gold Project, located in Ontario.
Details of Allocation
|Red Sky Métis Independent Nation||$43,250|
|Métis Nation of Ontario||$37,500|
|Michipicoten First Nation||$43,250|
|Missanabie Cree First Nation||$37,500|
|Corporation du développement économique et communautaire de Dubreuilville||$10,500|
|Northwatch Coalition for Environmental Protection||$10,429.20|
As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of this project.
Projects subject to CEAA 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach. If the project is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and increased fines for non-compliance.
- 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 and draft Environmental Assessment Report.
- More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80044.
- 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.
- Participant Funding Program (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
- Magino Gold Project (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
- Basics of Environmental Assessment (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
- Responsible Resource Development (Canada's Economic Action Plan)
SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of the Environment
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency