26512LNG Proposals Moving Through CEAA Process
- Dec 23, 2013
LNG Proposals Moving Through CEAA Process
By 250 NewsMonday, 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
Metlakatla First Nation
Lax Kw'alaams Band
Skeena Wild Conservation Trust
T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation
Prince Rupert Environmental Society
United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union