Wollaston Lake Road Project - Environmental Assessment to Continue as a Comprehensive Study

    OTTAWA, April 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable John Baird, Minister of
the Environment and Minister responsible for the Canadian Environmental
Assessment Agency, today announced that the environmental assessment of the
proposed Wollaston Lake Road Project in northern Saskatchewan will be
conducted by means of a comprehensive study.
    The Minister based his decision on a report and recommendation submitted
by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, as well as a letter of support from
Western Economic Diversification Canada, the responsible authorities for the
project under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.
    The responsible authorities will now continue the comprehensive study and
submit their final report to the Minister of the Environment. At that time,
the public will have an opportunity to comment on the findings and
recommendations of the report before the Minister renders his final decision.

    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 more information on this project and others in the area, please
consult the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca.
Follow the direct link on the home page of the Agency's Web site.

For further information:

For further information: media may call: Lucille Jamault, Senior
Communications Advisor, Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0434; A
Backgrounder is available on the Agency's Web site at: www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca .

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