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26512LNG Proposals Moving Through CEAA Process

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  • Don
    Dec 23, 2013
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      LNG Proposals Moving Through CEAA Process

      By 250 News

      Monday, December 23, 2013 05:00 AM

      Prince George, B.C. – Two proposed  LNG  projects  are making their way  through the process  with the  Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

      First, the CEAA is  calling for comments  to help  it decide if there needs to be a federal   environmental assessment for the proposed Woodfibre LNG Project located 7kms  southwest of Squamish.

      The  project  site was  a former  pulp mill and already has industrial zoning.  This project  calls for  the development of a natural  gas liquefaction facility and an LNG transfer facility  to enable  marine shipments of LNG.  The plant   is expected to produce  between 1.5 and 2.1 million tonnes of LNG annually and when operational, provide  100 jobs.

      If it is determined there is a need for an environmental assessment,  the  Province of B.C. has requested  the BC  environmental assessment process  be used instead of the Federal  process.  The Federal  Government would still have the final say on the project.

      The CEAA has announced funding for several  groups taking part in the  environmental assessment   of the proposed Prince Rupert LNG  project.

      This project would  see the development of a  natural gas liquefaction plant and associated port and infrastructure facilities at Ridley Island .   This facility would be  developed in two phases,  with  an eventual capacity to  export  up to 21 million tonnes of LNG  per year.

      A total  of  $241,036 has been made available to several groups, and will be dispersed as follows:

      Kitsumkalum First Nation

      $49,976

      Metlakatla First Nation

      $50,000

      Gitxaala Nation

      $49,920

      Lax Kw'alaams Band

      $49,940

      Skeena Wild Conservation Trust

      $9,700

      T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation

      $10,500

      Prince Rupert Environmental Society

      $10,500

      United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union

      $10,500

      Total

      $241,036