Federal Funding Awarded to Participate in the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project

    OTTAWA, Aug. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has awarded $50,000 to five applicants to support their
participation in the environmental assessment process for the proposed
Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project, in Labrador.
    The recipients are: Labrador Métis Nation, Women in Resources
Development, Innu Nation, Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
and Grand Riverkeeper Labrador Inc.
    The funding will help successful applicants review and comment on the
draft guidelines for the Environmental Impact Statement that will be produced
by the project proponent, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, and/or help them
participate in public information meetings that could be announced at a later
    A participant funding review committee, independent of the joint review
panel, the proponent, and interested parties, has examined the applications
and provided recommendations on funding. The Committee's report, along with
further information on the project, are available on the Agency's Web site at
www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca .
    Additional funds will be made available to help applicants review
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro's Environmental Impact Statement and/or
prepare for and participate in the public hearings. The second phase of
funding will be announced at a later date.

    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.

For further information:

For further information: on the Participant Funding Program, contact:
Suzanne Osborne, Participant Funding Program, Canadian Environmental
Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0254 (collect calls are accepted), Fax: (613)
948-9172, suzanne.osborne@ceaa-acee.gc.ca; Media may contact: Nicholas Girard,
Senior Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613)
957-0958, nicholas.girard@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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