Public Comment Sought Regarding Environmental Assess of Kitmat LNG Expansion Project

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The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is asking for public comments as it considers whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Kitimat LNG Expansion project at Bish Cove.

The project would increase the facility's LNG production capacity by more than 50 per cent -- to 18-million tonnes per year -- if the project goes ahead.

Kitimat LNG  is a joint partnership between Chevron Canada and Australia-based Woodside Energy.

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The BC Government has requested permission to conduct the environmental assessment on behalf of the federal agency.

To help inform its decision, the federal agency is seeking comments from the general public and Indigenous groups about the project and its potential impacts on the environment.  

All comments received will be considered public -- and must be submitted by July 31st.

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=== CNW NEWS RELEASE ===

Kitimat LNG Expansion Project - Public Comments Invited

 

OTTAWA, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Kitimat LNG Expansion Project, located at Bish Cove, near Kitimat, British Columbia.

 

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in KM LNG Operating General Partnership's summary of the project description.

 

Substitution Request

 

In addition, the Government of British Columbia has requested that the conduct of the federal environmental assessment process be substituted to the province. This means the provincial government would conduct the environmental assessment of the project on behalf of the Agency, and would gather the information needed for the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to make an environmental assessment decision under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.

 

The Agency is also seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on this request.

 

Public Comments Invited

 

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by July 31, 2019 to:

 

Kitimat LNG Expansion Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431

 

Email: CEAA.KitimatLNG-GNLKitimat.ACEE@canada.ca

 

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