Monday, January 26, 2015

Kitselas First Nation receives funding for Environmental Assessment participation

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated $50,000 to the Kitselas First nation to assist in its participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Prince Rupert LNG Project.

That is the proposed BG Terminal project development for Ridley Island,  last October BG announced that their proposal was being put on pause, with any Final Investment Decision deferred until a later time.

The environmental aspects of the project through the CEAA however continue on.

The funding, made available through the Participant Funding Program will provide financial resources for the First Nation to participate in upcoming stages of the Environmental Assessment process.

Some of the work ahead with that process for the Prince Rupert LNG project, includes the review and comment on the Environmental Impact Statement summary, the draft Environmental Assessment Report and on potential environmental assessment conditions.

The Kitselas Nation was recently in the news after reaching an agreement with the proponents of two Pipeline projects that are planned to deliver natural gas to terminal projects in Prince Rupert.

Last last year, the Kitselas Nation announced an agreement with Pacific NorthWest LNG, one of a string of announcements that the LNG company had reached with local First Nations.

The advisory of the additional funding came by way of a Public Notice issued on Friday by the CEAA.

For more items related to the Prince Rupert LNG project see our project archive page here

For a larger overview of LNG issues across the Northwest see our archive here.

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