Funding Awarded to Participate in the Environmental Assessment of the Joslyn North Mine Project

    OTTAWA, Aug. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has awarded a total of $100,000 to five applicants in
support of their participation in the environmental assessment process of the
proposed Joslyn North Mine project, near Fort McMurray in Alberta.
    The funding recipients are Sierra Club Canada, The Pembina Institute,
Clearwater River Paul Cree Band, Non-Status Fort McMurray Band Descendants and
Off-Reserve Fort McMurray Band.
    The funding is being provided to assist the recipients to participate in
the public hearings phase of the environmental assessment process. The
information pertaining to the public hearings will be communicated at a later
    A Funding Review Committee, independent of the review panel, reviewed the
requests and provided recommendations on available funding. The Committee's
report as well as further information on the project are available on the
Agency's Web site at , under registry number 08-03-37519.
    The proposed mining project includes the construction, operation, and
reclamation of an oil sands surface mine and bitumen extraction facilities on
Oil Sands Leases. It is designed to produce a total of 15,900 cubic meters per
day (100,000 barrels per day) of bitumen.

    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: Nicholas Girard, Senior Communications Advisor,
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0958,

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