OTTAWA, March 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency), on behalf of Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Transportation Agency, invites the public to comment on the screening report for the environmental assessment of the Shell Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project in Alberta.
Shell Canada Limited is proposing the Shell Quest CCS Project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their existing oil sands bitumen upgrader, the Scotford Upgrader, located northeast of Edmonton, Alberta. The Shell Quest CCS project is a fully integrated project involving the capture, transport, injection and storage of carbon dioxide.
The screening report details federal conclusions regarding the potential for adverse environmental effects from the project, the significance of those effects and the appropriate measures to mitigate any significant adverse environmental effects.
The screening report and more information on this project are available on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 10-01-55916). A paper copy of the document is available at local viewing centres or by request.
Public comments received by April 13, 2012 will be considered.
In taking the federal decisions required for this project to proceed, Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Transportation Agency will consider the findings of the screening report and public comments received.
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.
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